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Volume LXXffl, Number 17 


Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 


March 7, 1979 


Faculty threatens frats 


By HOLLY HIGINBOTHAM 

The faculty approved two 
motions deploring the offensive 
behavior of certain students and 
threatening to close the fraternities 
on certain conditions at a two-hour 
monthly meeting on Monday, 
March 5. 

Both motions were proposed by 
Victor Nuovo, professor of 
philosophy, in an attempt to ex 
press faculty sentiment against 
anti-administration behavior which 
occurred before and during Car¬ 
nival Weekend, Feb. 22 to 25. 

The second motion, which 
concerned the fraternities, passed 
by a ratio of 2-to-l and specified 
that the Dean of the College 
initiate disciplinary action against 
the fraternities which have 
threatened the “peace of the 
College.” If they continue to 
threaten and disrupt the peace, the 
dean was directed by the faculty to 
‘ ‘beginprocedures to close them.” 

Included in the motion was the 
assertion that the leadership of 
some fraternities approve of the 
actions and behavior “as fitting 


means to achieve their ends" of 
protesting the College's policy on 
fraternities. (See related article on 
the meeting of administrators and 
fraternity presidents March 1, 
page 3.) 

The protest behavior cited in the 
first motion includes “in¬ 
timidation of guests of the College 
and also of members of the College 
staff while they attempted to carry 
out their duties; flagrant violation 
of College rules: vandalism and 
thefts in the College library.” 

In that motion—which was 
passed almost unanimously—the 
faculty asked the Dean of the 
College to begin an investigation to 


identify those responsible for the 
actions and to bring charges 
against them before the Judicial 
Council. In addition, the council 
was asked to take prompt and 
decisive action in each case. 

The motion directed against the 
fraternities underwent extensive 
debate, culminating in the 
decisions to investigate and 
monitor the behavior of each 
fraternity. 

The charge for the dean to begin 
procedures to close certain 
fraternities if 'he misbehavior 
continues was kept in the motion 
after heated discussion. 

continued on page 


Committee formed 
To plan changes 


Inside 


Page 2. Student Forum urged 
the administration to include 
more students on the sub¬ 
committees for renovation. 

Page 3. Presidents of the 
fraternities met with College 
officials to discuss recent 
hostilities directed at Old 
Chapel. 

Page 4. Johannes de Silentio 
calls for the elimination of 
fraternities on the Middlebury 
campus. 

Page 9. Vandals broke into 
Starr Library over Carnival 
weekend and caused several 
hundred dollars’ damage... but 
they aren’t the only problems. 

Page 18. Tenure is causing 
controversy at Middlebury as 
well as other academic in¬ 
stitutions. 


By USA BARB ASH 

A Special Committee on the 
Renovation, Expansion and 
Reorganization of Dining and 
Student Activity Space has been 
appointed by President Olin 
Robison. The committee was 
formed to implement the 
recommendations of the Coffrin 
Committee as directed by The 
Board of Trustees Jan. 13. The 
committee has a May 1 deadline 
for submitting proposals for 
“special courses of action,” 
Robison said in a statement. 

Chaired by David Ginevan, 
associate treasurer, the committee 
consists of one student as well as 
six faculty and staff members. Four 
subcommittees have been created 
‘ ‘because of the complexity of their 
task,” Robison explained. Each 
subcommittee is also made up of 
one or more students and several 
faculty and staff members. They 
will hold meetings, and must 
report every other week at a 
meeting of the core committee. 
The core committee will compile a 
final report from the sub¬ 
committees’ recommendations 
because, as Ginevan said, “There 
can be conflicts” among them. 

Working against a strict 
timetable, the subcommittees must 
complete the initial phase of their 


tasks by the end of this week, 
March 9. Phase I includes 
“defining the problems and 
objectives...setting the priorities,” 
said Ginevan. Only after that is 
done will the subcommittees begin 
to look at possible solutions lor the 
problems. In doing this work, said 
Ginevan. “We’re going to try to 
get as much information as we can 
from students.” 

Ginevan is chairman of the 
subcommittee on the food service 
of which Gary Starr, director of 
food services, also is a member. In 
order to identify the problems with 
the dining facilities, “We’re going 
to eat in the dining rooms all the 
times,” said Ginevan. They will 
be talking to as many students in 
the dining rooms as possible, and 
they are looking for other ways to 
receive student input. 

Some of the problems which the 
subcommittee is examing are long 
lines and overcrow'ding of the 
dining rooms. Possible solutions 
for these, said Ginevan, might be 
to use the Gifford dining room for 
eating, and to open a fast food 
service. However, Ginevan stated 
that since they had not even 
determined all the problems yet, it 
is too early to count these as 
feasible solutions. 

continued on page 2 



Dean Ted Perry. Photo by Tom Porter. 

Perry cancels Lave 


By HOLLY HIGINBOTHAM 

Ted Perry, dean of arts and 
humanities, announced at the 
president’s senior staff meeting 
Feb. 27 that he will not take a leave 
of absence next year to become 
director of the British Film In 
stitute. The announcement was 
made at the institute in London 
Feb. 28. 

Perry refused to comment on the 
decision, except through Ron Nief, 
director of public affairs at the 
College. “He felt that he had a job 
to do here, and he turned (the 
directorship) down,” Nief ex¬ 
plained, adding that Perry did not 
want to talk about it with him or 
anyone. 

Nief said that Perry had started 
projects here in Middlebury, and 
now, “He sees this (deanship) as a 
much broader opportunity” than 
the offer from the film institute. 

Perry accepted the deanship here 
in June 1978, and on Oct. 5, the 
Hartford Courant carried a story 
announcing that Perry would^ 


accept the post of director at the 
institute. He had requested and 
wasgranted a leave of absence from 
the College, causing doubt among 
some students and faculty about 
whether he would return. 

Nief said, “The general feeling 
was, ‘Well, he'll never come 
back,’ but the decision was he was 
always going to return." 

“The whole flap caused by this 
(speculation),” commented Nief, 

“ was emharassing to him and to 
(President Olin Robison).” The 
dean’s job ”is to strengthen the 
arts and humanities here." Nief 
explained. Prior to joining Mid 
dlebury’s staff. Perry was director 
of the department of film at the 
Museum of Modern Art since 
1975. He also has taught both 
graduates and undergraduates at 
New York University, the State 
University of New York at Pur¬ 
chase, the University of Texas at 
Austin, and the University of 
kiwa. In 1976. Perry held the 
visiting Henry' Luce Professorship 
at Harvard University. 


News Roundu p 


President Jimmy Carter and 
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem 
Begin ended their Washington 
talks March 4. However, it ap¬ 
peared that the discussions resulted 
in deadlock over proposals to 
facilitate Israeli-Egyptian peace 
talks. 


The United States established an 
embassy in China March 1 for the 
first time in 30 years as W. 
Michael Blumenthal, secretary of 
the Treasury, ended four days of 
negotiations with leaders there. 
Those talks ended in only partial 
agreement on the long-standing 
economic issues since 1949. 
Blumenthal said the discussions 
were not strained by differences 
between the two countries over the 


Feb. 17 invasion of Vietnam by 
Chinese troops. 

In Washington, President 
Jimmy Carter accepted the 
credentials of Ambassador Chai 
Tse-min as diplomatic relations 
were formally established. On the 
same day, the U.S. Embassy in 
Taipei, Taiwan, officially closed. 

Gasoline prices, already rising 
because of increases posted by oil- 
producing nations in the last two 
months, are going even higher. 
Energy department officials an¬ 
nounced March 2 the details of a 
complex new fuel-pricing plan, in 
which they predict a rise of more 
than 12 cents a gallon over the 
next two years. 

Because prices have just been 
hiked 10 cents a gallon as a result 


of the 14.5 percent increase by the 
Organization of Oil Exporting 
Countries, prices might rise a total 
of 30 percent by 1980 over levels 
at the end of last year. 

New Orleans policemen ended 
their 15-dav strike March 4 after 
forcing the cancellation of many 
city Mardi Gras events, but 
costing them two weeks’ pay. 
Despite the absence of a signed 
contract. Mayor Ernest Morial 
said that improved benefits would 
be implemented , including more 
paid holidays and an increase of 
S25 a year in the officers’ clothing 
allowance. 

Farmers rolled their last trac- 
torcase through downtown 
Washington, D.C., March 1, 
pledging to continue to fight for 


higher farm prices in Congress. 
The American Agriculture Move¬ 
ment’s permit to camp on the 
Mall, between the Capitol and 
the Washington Monument, 
expired at midnight Feb. 28, but 
when farmers promised to leave 
after on last procession to the 
Federal Reserve, police granted an 
extension. 

Both houses of South Dakota's 
Congress passed legislation to 
rescind the state's ratification of 
the Equal Rights Amendment ot^ 
March 22. South Dakota 
lawmakers voted to ratify the 
amendment in 1973, and they 
rejected moves to rescind in three 
sessions since then. 

The validity of the moves of four 
states—Idaho, Kentucky, Nebraska 
and Tennessee—to rescind approval 


is still in question, as the Justice 
Department has said Congress 
must decide. The deadline for 
ratification of the ERA is June 30, 
1982. 


Spanish voters gave the ruling 
centrist party a surprising victory 
in the general elections March 1. 
Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez was 
directed by King Juan Carlos to 
draw up a new government 
program tor the next four years 
after the Democratic Center Union 
Party--a moderate, reformist party- 
-triumphed over opposition 
Socialists. 

Collected from the Slew York 
Times, the Boston Globe, United 
Press International and the 
Burlington Free Press. 





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The -tdl 


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Students call for more input 


Richardson to speak Here” 


Ambassador Elliot L. Richard¬ 
son will speak on “American 
Government: A View from the 
Executive Branch,’’ Saturday, 
March 10 at 10 a.m. in Proctor 
Lounge. The public is invited and 
refreshments will be served. 

Richardson’s talk, sponsored by 
the Pre-Law Gub, will draw on his 


experiences in the federal 
government where he has served as 
Cabinet-Secretary of the Depart¬ 
ments of Justice, Defense, 
Commerce, and HEW. 

Currently, Richardson is leading 
the U.S. delegation to the Law of 
the Sea Conference. 


Moral dilemmas 
Face reviewers 


79 


“crush”.at lunchtime, explained 
Duncan. 

The “core committee,’’ of 
which he is the only student 
member, will eventually correlate 
all of the findings of the various 
investigations and make final 
recommendations to President 
Olin Robison and the Board of. 
Trustees. 

This announcement was met 
with immediate negative response 
on the part of Forum members. 
Representative Mary Porter ‘79 
insisted that the 5-to-l ratio of 
administration to students on each 
of the committees would: 
discourage any sort' of campuswide, 
input and would only amplify the 
feelings of -frustration and 
helplessness already widespread 
among Middleburv students. 

The majority of Forum?members 
and Dean of Students" Erica 
Wonnacott agreed with Porter. It 
was moved that an open in¬ 
formative meeting be held on 
Tuesday evening, March 5, at 
which any student who wishes to 
serve on one of the subcommittees 


or the “core committee” would be 
invited to attend the Forum 
meeting March 11. Wonnacott 
, reported that the core committee's 
existing schedule could create a 
snag in tFiis plan of action, 
however, since the subcommittees 
are due to complete their analyses 
of the various problems by March 
9,-and to submit lists of plausible 
solutions by'March 23. 

Wonndebtt .said -she felt that 
renovation's would probably not 
begin until next Winter Term 
when the population of the College 
is at its‘nadir, and. therefore she 
hoped to Obtain a postponement of 
these present deadlines. 


In other Forum proceedings, 
Representative Pam Nugent ‘80 
was elected to the Education 
Council, filling the spot vacated by 
;Sarah Lincoln ‘79. Five -students 
from Forum,' Tom' Harris ‘79. 
Mary Beth L'itstet* ‘82’: Porter, Bill 
Higgins ‘80 and Eric Lindblad ‘82. 
were selected to serve on the 
House Directors Committee, 
which will interview and choose 
next year’s dorm residents. 


By BRIAN WILLIAMS 

Say you are taking a test and you 
notice that another student is 
cheating. Should you or any 
student who becomes aware of an 
infraction of the College’s Honor 
System be morally obligated to 
report it? This question is the focus 
of debate in the tri-annual review of 
the system which is now being 
conducted. At the Student Forum 
meeting this Sunday, March 11, 
i public discussion of the issue is 
slated. 

Headed by Assistant Dean of 
Students Cynthia Shaw, the review 
board includes Marcy Robinson, 
Andy Glassman, Mario Reid and 
| Chris Granger and Robert Ferm, 
professor of religion, and Michael 
Claudon, professor of economics. 

Granger was invited to be on the 
board because of his efforts to 
change Article III, section 3 of the 
code, which states: “Any member 
of the College Community 
(student, faculty, or ad¬ 
ministration) who is awaye of an 
infraction of the Honor System is 
morally obligated to report it either 
directly to the Judicial Council or 
to the Judicial Council through the 
Dean of Students or an in¬ 
structor.” 

During the fall term, Granger 
wrote a letter to the Campus in 
which he admitted that he had 
caught a friend cheating but felt 
unable to turn him in. Since then, 
he has been trying to have this 
clause either deleted or changed. 
His proposed change states that a 
student be “...morally obligated 
to confront the offender and ex¬ 
press disapproval, or to report the 
infraction...” Therefore, a student 
who felt unequal to the task of 
turning someone in would have the 
option of not doing so. 

Granger is investigating other 
schools’ honor codes to see how 
they handle this question. 

Shaw said that many students 
feel uncomfortable with Article III, 
section 3 and that rewording is 
possible. However, with the ex¬ 
ception of Granger, members of 
the review board are in favor of 
retaining it as it stands, saying that 
elimination of the clause would 
render the rest of the code wor¬ 
thless. Claudon stressed the im¬ 
portance of students assuming 
responsibility for their own and 
others’ integrity. “It’s worth the 
discomfort,” he said. 

Glassman said he thinks the 
passage should be kept, because it 
complements the moral values 
with which we, as a society, have 
been brought up. Students must 
abide by this clause to make the 
system work, he said. He added 
that for many students with whom 
he has talked, the deciding factor in 
their choice of Middlebury as 
acollege was t^e Honor System and 
the firm moral stance that it takes. 
Students generally do not want 
proctored tests and the air of 
suspicion which they foster, 
Glassman stated. 

Nevertheless, members of the 
review board said they want to 
know what student attitude is 
toward the Honor System, par¬ 
ticularly on the question of “moral 


obligation.” Most concede that a 
degree of cheating is inevitable. If 
the amount of cheating is sub¬ 
stantial, however, then the whole 
system becomes hypocritical, they 
explained. If in practice, Granger 
said, the students are unable to 
comply with the system, then the 
code must be changed. 

In the past year there have been 
no instances of one student 
reporting another, said Robinson, 
president of the Judicial Council. 
She said she wants to hear more 
student voice to come into play in 
the decisions of the review board. 
The Forum discussion will offer 
some such input, she said. Student 
opinion on all aspects of the code is 
strongly solicited, and Forum 
President Peter Duncan ‘80 said 
that a report conveying students’ 
attitudes will be submitted to the 
review board following the 
meeting. 

Final decisions of the board are 
due May 1 • In addition to the close 
scrutiny of Article III, section 3, 
Shaw said the board will be going 
through “each and every article.” 
Claudon also is interested in 
correcting a number of gram¬ 
matical errors in the accompanying 
letter about the system which is 
sent to new students. He has 
counted at least 20 and says the 
letter is an embarassment to the 
College. 

Any changes in the code 
recommended by the review board 
will have to be ratified by the 
faculty and a three-quarters vote of 
the student body for passage. 


Faculty 


continued from page 1 

Michael Claudon, associate 
professor of economics, asked that 
the explicit threat to close the 
fraternities be removed from 
Nuovo’s motion. Bruce Peterson, 
professor of mathematics, urged 
his colleagues to leave the passage 
in, in order to “make it perfectly 
clear that we’re not messing 
around.” 

The faculty voted not to adopt 
Claudon’s motion to delete the 
passage about closing the frater¬ 
nities. They also voted to strike the 
passage declaring support of the 
Coffrin Committee observation 
that fraternities are an important 
part of Middlebury College life. 

Jan Wald, assistant professor of 
religion, argued that fraternities do 
not play an integral role in College 
life. Rather, he said, they reflect a 
reversion to “ape-like” charac¬ 
teristics, and the faculty should not 
support the Coffrin Committee 
statement in the motion. 

Despite Dean of the College 
John Spencer’s assertion that 
fraternities do play a social function 
and that the deletion would tilt the 
motion too much against the 
fraternities and create even more 
antagonism, the faculty voted to 
strike the statement. 


By KATHY HAVARD 

Greater student representation is 
necessary to insure the success of 
the Special Committee on Campus 
Social, Residential and Dining 
Arrangements and sub¬ 
committees, Student Forum 
members decided at their 
meeting March 4. These 
committees, explained Forum 
Chairman Peter Duncan ‘80. were 
formulated to carry out the 
recommendations made by the 
Coffrin Committee earlier this 
year. 

Duncan announced that as it 
stands now, there are one or two 
students acting on each of the 
subcommittees, through whom 
other Middlebury students might 
have some input into the in¬ 
vestigations in svhat he hoped 
would be a “campuswide airing of 
feeling. ” 

The four subcommittees are 
currently studying possibilities of 
expanding dining facilities, 
renovating the Bookstore, 
enlarging student activity space, 
and changing class scheduling in 
order to alleviate some of the 


Committees 

continued from page 1 _ 

A third subcommittee is con¬ 
cerned with making changes in 
class scheduling. Its goal is to 
reduce the crowding in the dining 
room. Chairman Russell Leng, 
dean of sciences, said he feels that 
if classes were started at 8:30 
instead of at 8:00 a.m., a student's 
morning could end at 11:30 p.m. 
or 12:30 a.m,, thus creating 
several lunch shifts. On such a 
schedule, not “everyone (would be) 
coming into the dining halls at the 
same time.” Added benefits of 
rescheduling include increased 
time for students to eat breakfast 
and saving energy by heating the 
buildings one half-hour later. 
“That half hour can make a dif¬ 
ference,” said Leng. 

Another energy-saving idea 


Nuovo's original proposal 
combined the two motions into one 
statement, but several of his 
colleagues said they could not vote 
for the second half, which included 
the investigation and possible 
closing of the fraternities. 
Therefore a special committee 
split Nuovo’s two-part motion into 
two statements, both of which 
eventually were passed, the latter 
by a narrower margin. 


which Leng has is to start 
laboratory classes at 12:30 p.m. 
and end them at 3:30 p.m. instead 
of at 4:00 p.m. This would also 
give students more time to go to 
athletic practices. However, said 
Leng, there is, a “serious, 
drawback” because it would 
“eliminate a time when everyone 
will be out of class” making the 
scheduling of meetings in the 
middle of the day more difficult. 

Finally, the fourth sub- 
cornmittee, chaired by Vice 
President of the College Roger 
Pe.pl, wjjl concentrate on im¬ 
proving the layout of the Bookstore 
and revising its merchandise. 
Assistant Dean of Students Karl 
Lindholm, who is on the sub¬ 
committee, stated that although 
the bookstore “has a very practical 
orientation...I think (it) can be a 
more exciting place than it is.” 

Phase I for the subcommittee on 


student activities, chaired by Dean 
of Students Erica Wonnacott, is to 
define how much and what kind of 
space each student activity needs. 
They will measure all the existing 
available space and consult with 
architects in deciding how to allot 
the^ space to each organization. 

One problem with student 
activity space which already has 
been determined is that there is a 
“need for meeting space for small 
groups...a place where they can 
keep their files,” said Wonnacott. 

She also pointed out that the 
student‘activities office behind the 
Information Desk in Proctor is 
overcrowded and should be ex¬ 
panded. “One possible solution 
that has been suggested is that we 
might possibly move the 
bookstore” and use that space for 
activities, she said, adding, 
however, “this is all so speculative 
now.” 


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British, French politics 

fly P/U/Z. CRAMER 

Douglas Ashford, visiting political science 
professor from Cornell Uaiversity, adressed an 
audience of about 70 people in Munroe Lounge March 
1 on “British Idealism and French Pragmatism.’’ 

Ashford’s lecture concentrated on the functioning 
of local governments in the two varying political 
systems. He pointed out that local mayors and 
politicians in France influence the policy making of the 
federal government. In Britian, on the other hand, he 
said, local politicans usually just execute policies 
passed down to them from upper level officials. 

This weakness was one point which Ashford used to 
cite his support of the French Political system over the 
British one. He explained that one has to choose 
between influence im making policies or just the 
power to carry them out. 


Photo by Jamie Dwight 


By PAUL CRAMER 

Deans John Spencer, Karl 
Lindholm, and Erica Wonnacott 
met with past and present fraternity 
presidents Thursday night in what 
was acknowledged by both sides as 
a “meeting of concern.’’ The 
group held a “frank” discussion 
on three of the crucial problems 
faced by the two groups, including 
respect for authority -- referring to 
student behavior over carnival 
weekend -- the problems of 
communication, and what is being 
done about the part of the Coffrin 
Committee concerning fraternity 
renovation. 

It was also agreed that each 
fraternity president will be held 
responsible for actions taken by 


Council alleviates campus tension 


By USA BAR BASH 

A Community Council 
discussion last week about “bad 
morale on campus” ended with an 
agreement of administration of¬ 
ficials and students that there is a 
great need to open up com¬ 
munications between the two. 

There were about 20 people— 
half students and half faculty— at 
the Council meeting held Feb. 27 
in Munroe Lounge. Deans Karl 
Lindholm, Erica Wonnacott, and 
John Spencer cited several in¬ 
cidents which occurred over 
Carnival Weekend in which 
students were particularly 
destructive and “disrespectful,” 
in the eyes of the administration. 
Among these actions were in¬ 
cluded $1000 damage to Starr 
Library, the construction of the 
“obscene” snow sculptures in 
front of Delta Upsilon and Chi Psi 
fraternities and the pouring of 
beer on a Campus Security officer 
at several fraternity parties. 
Although these were not all 
‘ ‘fraternity-related problems, ’ ’ 
said Lindholm., “it tends to center 


on that.” 

“We’re just really seeking 
advice and help” said Spencer, 
acknowledging that the campus 
seemed to be “one big congestion 
of disgruntled people.” 

Joan O'Brien ‘79 summed up 
many of the recent grievances of 
the students, these including the 
so-called “Hayward tenure 
decision,” the discontinuation last 
year of the program abroad in 
Bath, England, the termination of 
fraternity dining in June 1980, and 
the solicitation of monetary 
contributions to the College after 
the Coffrin Committee announced 
its recommendations. “It’s just 
not smart to give them all at the 
same time O'Brien explained. 
Other complaints of the students 
aired at the meeting were that the 
Comprehensive Fee has not been 
broken down, that Proctor is 
overcrowded, and that parties need 
to be registered. 

Peter Duncan ’80, chairman 
of Student Forum, and Jeff Keller 
’79, of the Interfraternity Council 
offered more concrete reaasons for 
the campus destruction. “From 
the students point of view, they’re 


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not being heard... I think the 
students are feeling there’s no 
other place to turn,” said Duncan. 

Regarding Student Forum, 
Duncan said he had begun to feel 
that “anything it tries to do, 
anything it tries to suggest, it 
doesn't get anywhere.” Keller 
asked, “When legitimate ways 
don’t go, where do we turn?” 
Coach Mickey Heinecken 
responded to the students’ 
statements, saying that he was 
“totally sympathetic” to the 
problems of the students. 
However, he said, the destruction 
was a “tremendously immature 
way of handling your frustration.” 
“Whether rightly or wrongly the 
decision was made...(the ad¬ 
ministration) has to get across an 
acceptance of the rules that are 
placed in front of an individual.” 

Wonnacott addressed the 
problem of overcrowding in 
Proctor, saying that Winter Term 
was the longest block of time 
available during the year to 
renovate Proctor. However, this 
year they postponed any recon¬ 
struction because it would have 
had to have been done right after 
the rendering of the decision to 
end fraternity dining. The ad¬ 
ministration felt that students 
would be particularly irked by it, 
she said. 

Spencer also pointed out that the 
Hayward tenure decision was not 
made by the administration, but by 
three faculty members on the 
Committee on Reappointment. 

Nevertheless, Spencer, along 


with several students, 
acknowledged that there was a lack 
of communication between the 
students and administration which 
needed to be ameliorated. Jenny 
Salmon ‘81, a member of Com¬ 
munity Council, suggested that the 
administration publish a faculty 
newsletter, so that students can get 
information about why certain 
administrative decisions are made. 

Spencer said that this would be 
difficult since the administration 
does not always know what the 
students want to find out. 

In accordance with that 
discussion, the Campus will 
establish an “Old Chapel Notes” 
column. Students can submit 
questions directed at or about the 
administration to the Campus. The 
paper wil compile and pass them on 
to Old Chapel. The appropriate 
deans will repond in the Campus 
column. 

Meanwhile, two committees 
have been fromed in response to 
the recommendations of the 
Coffrin Committee. The Special 
Committee on the Renovation, 
Expansion, and Reorganization of 
Dining and Student Space was 
formed by President Olin Robison. 
This committee will “try to gather 
a much information as we can from 
the students,” said David 
Ginevan, associate treasurer of the 
College and chairman. The other 
committee is composed of 
fraternity presidents and deans, 
formed by Spencer, to “do what 
we can to make (the situation) 
more fair” for the fraternity 
members. 




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members of his house. If 
disciplinary action, including 
suspension or dismissal, is ever 
necessary, it will be taken against 
the presidents. Both sides 
acknowledged, however, that such 
action is only a remote possibility. 

“Our major concern was respect 
for authority. You need that to 
protect the individual freedom,” 
noted Spencer. The events over 
the weekend were viewed by some 
as a direct challenge to the ad¬ 
ministration, and the disrespect 
shown toward Campus Security 
Officer Orrin Sunderland at the 
Slug Barn Party upset both the 
administration and the fraternities. 

Chief John Spencer said he feels 
that many students were “just 
trying to get back at the ad¬ 
ministration, and that there is no 
genuine disrespect for Campus 
Security. ” 

Interfraternity Council President 
Jeff Keller ’79 echoed that 
opinion, asserting that “the 
fraternities have nothing but 
respect for Campus Security.” He 
added that “the frats are sorry for 
what happened over the weekend, 
but that they won’t, and shouldn't 
take responsibility for everything 
that happened since so many 
people were on campus. 

“Some people are making the 
illogical connection between the 
frats and the library,” Keller 
warned, referring to dealing with 
the fraternities. 

Keller said that the deans 
showed that there was real concern 
for the frats among the ad¬ 
ministration, and that the ad¬ 
ministration was appealing to the 
students for an answer to the low 
morale and discontent on campus. 

Keller wanted to know why, 
however, the administration had 
not bothered to initiate many of the 
programs dealing with fraternity 
renovation, and asked the College 
to get going (see related article on 
committees formed to deal with the 
renovation problem). 

Keller added that “the 
fraternities have been forced to give 
up dining and they now expect the 
College to hold up its end of the 
deal.” 

The meeting helped reopen 
communication between the two 
groups which seemed to reach its 
low point right before the Carnival. 
Dean Spencer emphasized, “The 
College thinks that fraternities are 
an important part of college life, 
and that the administration has no 
desire to get them." 

In the meeting itself, the group 
discussed the somewhat “fuzzy" 
issue of what legal responsibility 
the College has for students in the 
fraternity houses, and how much 
legal power the College has in 
dealing with events at fraternities. 
All the f ternities own their 
houses, and all but two own their 
land. 

The fraternities could be con¬ 
sidered, therefore, private 
property, and possibly outside the 
jurisdiction of the College. The 
Handbook states, however, that all 
parties are to be shut down at 1 
a.m., and Chief Spencer said that 
Campus Security will continue to 
close down parties at that hour. 

The College is more concerned 
with the possibility that a student 
might be seriously injured if the 
events of the past weekend are 
repeated. A lawsuit would probably 
follow any injury,and the College 
is worried about that possibility, 
because it is not quite sure where it 
stands legally. Dean Spencer 
presently is checking into the legal 
aspect that accompany dealing with 
the fraternities. 









Editorials 


Silence sets strife 
In campus relations 

There is nothing like ■ lack of communication to make people 
think the worst about any given issue. When explanations fail to 
accompany decisions and actions, people tend to condemn the 
decisions or question the manner in which they were made. The 
overall effect of limited communication between closely in¬ 
tertwined bodies is an unhealthy one. 

In the post several months, til is college community has wit¬ 
nessed a buildup of issues in which communication has been 
lacking. The result has been a pervading sentiment of con¬ 
demnation of the administration. Students have questioned many 
administrative decisions because no explanation has accompanied 
the announcements. 

A case in point is Dean Ted Perry's refusal last week to com¬ 
ment on his decision to stay at Middiebury, giving up his leave of 
absence that would have allowed him to be the director of the 
British Film Institute. Last fall his request and subsequent grant for 
the leave aroused controversy among students and faculty. Now, 
he has decided to stay at the College—not a decision which many 
would condemn—but the dean ought to say s omething to the 
community about his action. His refusal to directly co mm ent can 
only raise questions as well as provoke ire among those on the 
receiving end of the announcement. 

Fortunately, this silent strife b etw een students and ad¬ 
ministration was broken somewhat at last week's Community 
Council meeting. The open n e s s of discussion—a vital term— 
among member s of the council is an encouraging sign. The 
participants, in bring problems out into the open, recognized the 
need for communication between the parts of the College. 

From now on, *U interested members of this community should 
work to keep the lines of communk?tion open. With the 
cooperation of Dean of the College Joirfi Spencer and other 
members of the administration, the Campus will initiate a new 
column, “OldChapel Notes." Here is how it will work: 

‘Any member of the community can direct questions to all or 
part of the administration by sending them to the Campus. 

*We will pass all of the queries on to Old Qupel. 

‘The ackninistratian will answer those questions in writing, and 
we will print them in the “Old Chapel Notes” column. 

We are enthusiastic about this new column and about the results 
which might come of it. It is high time that the unhealthy stench of 
silence be broken. 

With the administration’s willingness to try to clear the air, it is 
now the responsibility of all those who have been complaining to 
send in their questions. 

Submit suggestions 
For renovations soon 

Speak now or forever hold your peace. 

The four subcommittees of the Special Committee on the 
Renovation, Expansion, and Reorganization of Dining and Student 
Activity Space are facing an imminent deadline to submit lists of 
problems relating to renovation of student space. 

Any suggestions which students have concerning needs for 
student organizations’ activity space, ways to rework class 
schedules to avoid the lunchtime press, changes in the College 
Bookstore, and ways to alter food service facilities have to be 
submitted tomorrow. 

These subcommittees to the core committee-which has a May 1 
deadline for making plans-held their first meetings last week. The 
job of the members of those committees is to identify, by March 9, 
all of the problems relating to the general issue of renovations. A 
monstrous job, especially considering the time element. 

This committee was formed to carry out the recommendations 
of the Coffrin Committee as approved by the trustees Jan. 13. The 
trustees’ report stipulated that all renovations must take place 
within existing walls. 

The fraternities, in recent weeks, have engaged in various and 
sundry forms of protest to the decision to eliminate dining in their 
houses. The trustees made that decision on the recommendation of 
the Coffrin Committee, and it is final. 

As much as many may not agree with the decision, the energy 
stimulating the protests should now be directed to other efforts. 

First and foremost, fraternity members and all students should 
make their voices heard with respect to planning renovations. 
Student Forum Chairman Peter Duncan ’80 is a member of the 
core committee as well as the subcommittee on student activities. 
He has said he will welcome all suggestions relating to such 
renovations through tomorrow. 

Despite the short notice, put your act together and get in touch 
with these students. They are your representatives on the com¬ 
mittees which will decide a large part of your future. 


Deans will listen 


who often aren’t listening, but we 
will try. I hope we all can listen to 
each other. 


fits nicely into a theory that the 
students have, in effect, been 
“shafted.” 


TO THE EDITOR: 

There has been an increasing 
mood of frustration and anger 
among students as evidenced by 
recent letters to the editor, 
behavior toward the Harvard choir 
and general damage, culminating 
in the events of Carnival Weekend 
(snow sculptures, beer dumped on 
security, a snowball injuring a 
security officer, 11,000 worth of 
trashing in the .library). The 
particular activities are serious and 
inexcusable, but it has made a lot 
of people think and try to un¬ 
derstand why. 

When a group of basically decent 
people act out so violently, it’s 
pretty clear that something is 
wrong. Old Chapel appears to be 
the villain in the piece and that old 
word “communication” surfaces 
again. I honestly believe, contrary 
to much popular opinion, that the 
denizens of Old Chapel are also 
basically decent, hard-working 
types who are busily doing things 
they deem to be for the common 
good, but have neglected to explain 
and discuss them with the student 
body at large. Misinformation and 
rumour are rampant. It is difficult 
to remember sometimes that 


ERICA WONNACOTT 

DEAN OF STUDENTS 

Battle threatens 

TO THE EDITOR: 

This academic year at Mid- 
dlebiry would seem to have been 
one of considerable excitement for 
anyone interested in institutional 
poitics. The spectre of the Coffrin 
decision has hung over the school 
while unpopular tenure decisions 
have caused open demonstration. 
In short, the tiny, isolated world of 
Middiebury College is immersed in 
an atmosphere of tension and 
distrust. The battle lines have been 
drawn and open war is about to 
commence. 

The fact that the opposing forces 
are the students and the ad¬ 
ministration is significant. This 
division suggests either that there 
is a severe lack of communication 
between the two parties, or that 
one of the parties has taken ad¬ 
vantage of the other. There is some 
evidence for the theory that there is 
poor communication between the 
administration and the students in 
that it has been asserted that the 


the remarkable unanimity of the 
student body in opposition of many 
of the administration’s recent 
decrees. When this opposition is 
seconded by the more powerful 
voice of concerned alumni, there 
can be little doubt that something 
is drastically wrong with the tone 
of administration policy. Ob¬ 
viously, then, a cure is needed. 

The cure will not come from 
passive (however vehement) 
dissent. What is needed is some 
sort of definitive action on the part 
of the students and alumni. Since it 
is dear that the present ad¬ 
ministration is not responding to 
the desires of the people it serves or 
of the people who serve it, a 
concerted effort to rectify the 
situation must be mounted. The 
time for voicing opinions is past. If 
every concerned individual does 
not cast his or her lot with a 
combined effort to reshape the 
policy-making system, then the 
abuses of the past will be continued 
until Middiebury becomes a 
financially secure, but 
academically poor institution. 

JOHN STEINECKE ‘82 


things that have been discussed to 
death with students have to be 
discussed again, because it is 
constantly a new population. 

While I deplore the violence and 
rudeness of the last while, I think 
that the blame belongs to all of us 
to some extent. It is difficult to 
communicate with 1900 people 


students have not gotten a .fair 
hearing. However, this fact also 


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Commentary 

’Free Choice' for what? 


By JOHANNES DE SILENTIO 

These pages have seen a plethora of fulminations by 
indignant students over the fraternity dining issue. I 
had hoped that these protestations might end with the 
final ruling on the Coffrin Committee recom¬ 
mendations, but apparently not. It is high time that 
someone put the oppobrium where it belongs and 
argued against the fraternity social institution itself. 
Why should fraternities be tolerated, let alone 
financially underwritten by the College? What 
contribution do they make? 

This article is written in the hopes of silencing the 
rumblings of disgruntled fraternity students, that we 
might direct all of our efforts to palliative actions. It is 
a “belch” that follows a long case of “fraternity 
dining indigestion.” I hope to imbue you with the 
same bitter taste of bile which prompts me to write it. 

The real question for the majority of Middiebury 
students is do we really care one way or the other what 
happens to fraternities? As a justification for non¬ 
involvement in the issue, we have frequently voiced 
the opinion that fraternities serve only one function: 
they keep a hunch of besotten rowdies on the other 
side of campus. Hundreds may have joined in the 
demonstration last spring, but what of the thousand 
who abstained. No doubt the four who died at Kent 
State a decade ago are turning over in their graves 
because of this new wave of “student radicalism.” 

The logical extension of the one-redeeming-factor 
attitude is that this school should take it upon itself to 
construct a fence around the fraternities to protect us 
from those odious creatures. (There are interesting 
implications, by the way, for reforming the penal 
system in the United States. Presently, it costs 
$11,000 per prisoner per year. By remodeling prisons 
after the fenced-in version of the Middiebury 
fraternities, it would be possible to save $3,000 per 
prisoner. Society would be spared of their disrupting 
influence; and of course, many new jobs would be 
created for janitors, maids, cooks, and professors...) I 
say let’s build the fence or get rid of them. The 
existence of the fraternity social institutions in their 
present form will only encourage more of the 
decadence which will in the end be the nemesis of this 
school. 

If you discern a strain of the irrational in my 
virulent dislike of fraternities, it is because of a 
traumatic Halloween four years ago, when I witnessed 
the fraternal brothers of DU don white robes and 
proceed in solemn procession to burn a cross in front 


cf Sig Ep. My enthusiasm for fraternities was 
somewhat dampened by that experience. My dismay 
has been periodically rekindled over the years with 
juicy tales of fraternity going-ons. 

As a case in point, I have collected some of the 
posters for Carnival Weekend parties: 

Come get wasted off your ass at KDR...Show that 
this school isn't really ‘Menopause Manor" by par¬ 
tying all night at Zeta Psi.Rape and Pillage Team 
Meeting at Slug, Mandatory: 1) Shitface 2)Con- 
doms.. .Put the red in your eyes at Sig Ep...Come bang 
your head against the wall barn...Eat a big lunch so 
that you 'll have a lot to lose at Slug... 

Mind you, this is not a plunge of fancy; rather it is the 
fraternities’ own self-conception of the “in- 
dispensible” social role which they play at Middiebury 
College as publicly advertised on the walls of Mid¬ 
diebury College. 

A series of KDR posters revealed one possible 
explanation of this destructive play in a nihilistic 
questioning of life in a doomsday world: 

USSR warns China ‘Pull out before it is too late, ’ 
Come celebrate the end of the world at KDR... Get 
bombed before Peking does...Do you want to die a 
nerd? 

One thing is for certain, these people are seriously 
disturbed, as they well recognize themselves: 
“Celebrate Winter Carnival in a big way with all the 
other sickies,” read a Slug poster in Battell. Perhaps i 
Professor Woodruff of the Psychology Department 
could give us a fuller explanation of their “sickness.” 
Were but all this an anomoly of Winter Carnival, it is 
however the norm. 

At issue is not the institution of fraternities per se, ‘ 
but the repugnant decadence they perpetuate. Let us 
not be duped by a few hucksters who put forth inane 
slogans. “Free Choices” for what? A study done by 
the sociology department two years ago revealed that 
the large percentage of honor code violations were by 
fraternity members. It would be beneficial to setutinize 
their levels of academic achievement as well. In any 
case, we already know what sort of life style they lead. 

It is time to ask the question: do fraternities con¬ 
tribute to or detract from this college? Only in asking 
the question will the denouement of the fraternity 
dining issue really lead to meaningful and necessary 
reform of the fraternity social institutions which 
vitiate the quality of our education. 

Johannes de Silentio is a pseudonym for a Middiebury 
College student 











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U.S.-Sino cooperation 
Benefits both nations 


Dartmouth trustees vote 
To deep fraternities 


particularly believable;. Sooner oj _ American economic and foreign 
late.rfbMt probgbl-y sooner))-foreign pqicy. 

.naiians will realize, that their It is clear that an alliance bet- 

positions have not, in fact, been ween the United States and China 

compromised, that perhaps the will be mutually beneficial and 

United States has even more to profitable. It is also quite probable 

offer than previously it had. that this alliance will ensure, not 

only greater security for both these 
There are three great powers on nations, but also for other nations 

earth: the United States, the as well. 

Sovfct Union and Oamrrfunist .In a time of changing political- 

wit mV) a "suprefriefy 

^S^rtance orany one of ’these would delicate political world, con- 

be to assume an unrealistic political cessions must be made and 

and economic position. It is with compromises reached. Former 

this basic reality that one must Presidents Richard M. Nixon and 

come to grips. Gerald R. Ford worked toward the 

The resources, and, therefore, union with China that has now 

the economic possibilities.which been reached during President 

China presents are too great to be Jimmy Carter’s administration, 

ignored. Though some trade with The realization of this goal is a 

Taiwan—for the present—will be beginning, not an end. To have 

lost, the increased trade with relinquished such an opportunity 

China will far outweigh those would have been unwise for the 

bsses. China will become an present and unacceptable for the 

important consideration in both future. 


The Communist Chinese have 
an embassy in the*United States. 
The Taiwanese do pot, < Many 
believe that the fate of Taiwan- is 
sealed, by virtue of its aban¬ 
donment by the United States. 
This may or may not be the case. 
The United States may have left 
Taiwan open to invasion by the 
Communists, thus breaching the 
faith and trust invested jt*. our 
country by the free world. F 
the leader of the free world bb 
reckoned with in good faith, in¬ 
deed, how can it even be believed, 
in light of such an obvious 
disregard for the vital 
necessity—security—of foreign 

countries ? 


Hanover, N.H.—The Dartmouth College Board of Trustees 
decided Feb. 23 to postpone a decision on a proposal to abolish 
fraternities and sororities. In the proposal, a professor of English at the 
college, James Epperson, accused the organizations of being anti- 
intellectual, racist, sexist and antithetical to the purposes of the 
college. 

The trustees voted qnanimously to “commend the faculty and 
’Interfraternity Council (IFC) for their actions and concern during the 
recent fraternity controversy and charged several committees with 
continuing study of the situation," the Dartmouth newspaper 
reported. 

The board also said that the trustees were prepared to vote on the 
abolition of the system if significant changes do not occur or if the rate 
of change is “unacceptably slow." Dartmouth's president, John G. 
Kemeny, stressed that the warning does not carry a time limit. 


Amherst students solicit 
Student seats on board 


It is the politically shortsighted 
to whom this rather pessimistic 
outlook (that the United States has 
compromised its credibility, and 
therefore its bargaining position, in 
global politics and economics) is 


Amherst, Mass.—In the wake of the resignation of a trustee, a 
campaign is underway at Amherst College to include one or more 
students on the Board of Trustees. The board member who resigned, 
Willard Wirtz, said he did so because he disapproved of the way in 
which the search for a college president was conducted, reported the 
Amherst Student. He added that he supported student membership on 
the board on the condition that the selection process was responsible, 
Representatives of eight campus organizations and committees met 
Feb.25, reaching a consensus favoring the inclusion of two students as 
members of the board. The reason, they said, for the students’ 
membership is to broaden the trustees’ perspective and to improve 
communication between the trustees and the campus. 


Parent’s rights and 
Children’s education 


Cramer 


‘ ‘Don 7 you know that the 
beginning is the most important 
part of every work and that this is 
especially so with anything young 
and lender? For it is at this stage 
it's most plastic , and each thing 
assimilates itself to the model 
whose stamp anyone wishes to give 
it. ’ ’ 

Over 2,000 years ago, Plato 
taught his followers the importance 
of the education of the young, and 
today, youth education is at the 
heart of the Vergennes Union 
High School Library dispute. 

Recently, the Board of Directors 
of VUHS library voted 4 to 3 to put 
the book, Forever , by Judy Blume, 
on its restricted shelf. Only senior 
high school students will have free 
access to the book. 

Forever, which deals with a 
fictional teen-age love affair, was 
removed from the library’s regular 
shelves after the library received a 
formal complaint from Mr. and 
Mrs. Randall Steady of Ferrisburg. 
In the complaint, the Steadys 
claimed that the book was “ob¬ 
sessed with sex’’ and has “no 
value" for students. The Steadys 


reel that younger students can be 
psychologically harmed by reading 
such a book. 

Forever is the fourth book which 
the VUHS library has moved to its 
restricted shelf over the last few 
years. The other books placed on 
restriction were Carrie and Dog 
Day Afternoon and the library 
directors banned The Wanderers. 

As a result of these actions, the 
library has had to fight a lawsuit in 
U.S. District Court in Burlington. 
The lawsuit, which was brought 
about by students and teachers, 
asserts that the board has over¬ 
stepped its bounds and violated the 
rights guaranteed to the students 
by the First Amendment. Both 
sides are awiting the decision of the 
court. 

Although the courts must 
protect the constitutional rights of 
every citizen, they should not take 
away parent’s right to bring up 
their children in what they con¬ 


sider a proper way. The child s 
physical and mental well-being is 
the responsibility of his parents, 
and j ust as we prosecute parents for 
their neglect of their children, we 
should allow parents to positively 
influence what their children are 
3xposed to in public libraries which 
they support with their tax dollars. 

Is it ujust for parents to try to 
protect the mental health of their 
children when they are still in 
junior high school? The psyche of 
a 14-year-old is very delicate, and 
the parents in Vergennes and the 
surrounding areas realize that fact. 

The question is basically one of 
whether or not you are willing to 
give a parent the final say in what 
his or her child is going to read. 
Today, guidance is needed more 
and more by concerned and loving 
parents, and to take away their 
right to educate their children is as 
unconstitutional as the removal of 
any book from any library. 


The Middlebury Cqrnpus 


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f - - -1 • jj/g _ .lip,!' 

Correspondence 

1 to find that some others had been 


_ Mar ch 7, 1979 

nething for you. The ski team field jjouse people, the^ats, the 
enough done^r4l»w-ifet isg^ UA d sound 

Campus articles they desire, tnen fechnlcfarts...etc!...The list is 


A two-way street 

TO THE EDITOR . 

The general sentiment on 
campus is that the administration 
is giving us the shaft, and it’s hard 
not to find yourself swept up into 
this tide of criticism without doing 
some objective thinking on the 
subject. I see only a small portion 
of the student body actually doing 
anything to help itself (though it is 
a drag when even these efforts are 
thwarted, i.e. the many hours the 
SAC put in on behalf of people up 
for tenure.) 

What always seems to be given 
as the excuse for the cutback in 
services is money. But rather than 
lay the whole wrap on the ad¬ 
ministration, let’s look at what 
we’re doing, as individuals, to help 
out the situation. 

During “Don’t Peak Week’’ we 
cut back on our use of electricity. 
How about cutting back on the 
incredible amounts of food wasted 
each meal? Is it too much trouble 
to go back to the line to get more? 
This is the only school that I’ve 
ever seen where the students don’t 
have to bus their own dishes, and 
vetl seepeople that don’t think it’s 
worth walking 20 feet to put their 
tray on a rack. Why increase the 
bussers’ hours by making them go 
around collecting trays? 

Is it that hard to not break hall 
lights; to not take the cushions 
from the SDU sofas; to not smash 
a beer botde in the road or to hold 
on tothat piece of junk mail until a 
trash can comes along? Why make 
tfie grounds crew spend hours 
picking up after our own 
mess—they’ve got enough to do as 
it is. 

So before you start to bitch, look 
at what you’re doing for the 
school. If you’ve put out for the 
school, then you have a right to 
espect the administration to put 
out for you. Alter all, this school 
exists for the sake of students—not 


BRUCE MOREHOUSE ’81 

Sinking morale 

TO THE EDITOR: 

I have just come back from the 
semester in residence at the Center 
for Northern Studies and have been 
disturbed by the low levels of 
spirit, happiness and excitement 
that has become to me after my 
ti me awa y. It seems to me that my 
freshman year, ’75-’76, there was 
a much happier and friendly at¬ 
mosphere around Midd, and I 
don’t think the change is just in 
students. 

It seems to be mostly due to a 
general tightening of everything on 
campus, more rules, and fewer 
exceptions to the rules. It seems 
Middlebury is losing its small 
college virtues, and administrators 
ire not thinking as much anymore, 
nut are depending more on rules. A 
ew examples: 

I was co-president of the 
Mountain Club last year, and 
when I tried to get into the office 
after vacation, 1 found that me keys 
it security no longer fitted. The 
ocks at Adirondack house had all 
>een changed, and no one seemed 
v know why.asked Securiy to let 
me in, but they would not for one 
and a half hours since they figured 
bat the keys had been changed for 
1 reason, and they couldn’t let me 
ip until they knew the reason. I 
uaderstand the officer’s concern, 
ut that I should be denied access 
vas unreasonable, as Security 
mew who I was and had a list of 
lames of Mountain Club people to 
efer to. I was particularly enraged 


getting into the offcce very easily 
and were not even on the list! 

Another nuisance lately has 
been the crowded conditions at 
dining halls. I don’t know why 
they should be more crowded now 
than they used to be, since student 
enrollment is supposed to be the 
same. What is amazing is that 
without major additions to kitchen 
and dining facilities, many more 
students who used to dine in frats 
will be dining on the Hill. Perhaps 
the Goffrin Committee should try 
taking a few more meals in the 
dining halls. 

They’ve figured out how to 
makeregistration more of a bother. 
In Music 221, they neglected to 
include lab cards during 
registration, not a big deal. But 
now we’re supposed to go to Old 
Chapel, pick up an Add/Drop 
card, “change’’ into music lab, 
get the card signed by our advisors 
and the music department, then 
return it. Why not just have 
someone at Old Chapel put our 
names on some cards and send 
them through the computer and 
eliminated the need for everyone in 
that class to run around getting 
signatures? It really shouldn’t be 
necessary. 

Departmental cooperation is 
oien not good, leading to more 
hassles. As a Northern Studies 
major, I see this frequently. It is an 
interdepartmental major, with one 
track being biology. But the 
biology department sometimes 
seems to be trying to keep students 
from being snatched away by 
northern studies, and cooperation 
has not been good. Getting advice 
from bio people is usually difficult 
and communication between 
northern studies and biology has 
been almost non-existent. Why all 
the resistance? It only makes it 
hard for students. 

The opportunity to choose is 
disappearing too. Foundations and 
concentrations restrict course 
choice considerably. Courses that 
truly interest you are perhaps the 
most important criterion for en¬ 
joying and benefiting the most 
from school. For pre-meds, too, 
many courses are chosen for you 
when foundations and con¬ 
centrations are also fulfilled. What 
is particularly a bother is that 
introductory courses except the 
approved foundations course do not 
fulfill the requirements. Why 
should Physics 101 be acceptable, 
for example, and Physics 109 
unacceptable? 

Most of these complaints are 
admittedly minor, but in com¬ 
bination, they make life at Midd 
more difficult and bothersome. It 


seems as though the petty 
nuisances we’re all subjected to are 
not necessary. As a senior, I 
suppose I needn’t worry about it as 
it will soon be over, but I’ve found 
that Midd can be such a great 
place to be that it’s saddening to 
find that the College doesn’t seem 
to care about that anymore. 

STEVE MARTEL '79 


Ski team spoiled 


TO THE EDITOR: 

I am writing this letter in 
response to Jim Taylor’s letter in 
the Feb. 28 issue of the Campus. 
Not only was this letter obnoxious 
and arrogant, but it was totally 
unfounded in its accusation of 
negligence on the part of the 
Campus sports staff. Let’s face it, 
this is not Sports Illustrated where 
the editor can send a reporter out 
for a three-day stint to cover a 
carnival. It is obvious that many 
Campus sports stories are written 
by actual members of the team or 
those who have an opportunity to 
follow the team. For example, 
Steve Riley writes all the 
basketball articles as the manager 
of the team. His ability to travel 
with the squad and his general 
interest in its activities allow him 
to write fine articles. Perhaps if 
Mr. Taylor considered writing 
the articles himself, maybe his 
precious ski team would get their 
print. 

To tell the truth, I wouldn't 
mind seeing an article about the 
Middlebury ski team, but let’s not 
cloud it up with times and snow 
conditions. 

Let's hear about the real facts, 
like how much free equipment the 
school gives the team (We all know 
how inexpensive ski equipment is, 
right?), and how some skiers come 
here for a couple of years only to go 
train for some national team and 
then maybe grace us with retur¬ 
ning to finish their “education.’’ 
Or let's hear about how the whole 
team is flown across the country 
for the national championships 
while our fine soccer team is forced 
to play for less important titles 
virtually in its backyard. Mr. 
Taylor speaks of the ski team 
getting a “fair share” in the 
Campus. Well, how about other 
athletic teams at Middlebury 
getting their fair share in relation 
to the ski team? 

It is indeed a shame to see 
someone w'ho belongs to the most 
pampered group on campus 
complain about a problem which is 
more or less the fault of that group. 
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let them write them. After all, who 
knows more about it then they do. 
So, I say to you “get on the 
stick!’’ and prove you can write as 
well as ski. 

JAMIE MARX ‘81 

Support skiers 

TO THE EDITOR: 

I am amazed at the lack of 
respect you have shown for the 
Middlebury College ski team in 
your paper. After the completion of 
three college carnivals you have 
virtually ignored some of the most 
outstanding performances by 
Middlebury athletes this year. In 
case you haven't heard, skiing is 
the only sport at Middlebury that 
competes in Division one, in other 
words, we aren't trying to be the 
regional champions for New 
England or place well in the Small 
College League. When we compete 
in March at the NCAAs it’s for 
the national championship. 

Unlike most other Middlebury 
sports, ski team members are not 
forced into retirement after 
graduation, many have gone on to 
make the national team, turned 
pro, or in some cases competed in 
the Olympics. Skiing at Mid¬ 
dlebury is a big league sport. 
Middlebury racers received more 
recognition in the Dartmouth 
campus paper prior to their car¬ 
nival than we have in an entire 
winter in the Campus It would be 
nice tohave the support of our own 
paper, especially when skiing is the 
only sport in which this college has 
more than a snowball's chance in 
hell of being national champions. 

IEFF MIC HOLS '81 
ALPINE SKI TEAM 

Carnival thanks 

TO THE EDITOR: 

We would like to take this 
opportunity to express our deepest 
thanks to all the many, many 
people, up front and behind the 
scenes, who made the 1979 
Winter Carnival “happen”: the 
fundraisers, the ticket-sellers, the 
gate-keepers, the mattress-movers, 
Campus Security, the state and 
Carnival police, the skaters, the 
skiers, the jumpers, the typists, 
the performers, the Snow Bowl 
staff, the coaches, the judges, the 
organizers, the cleaner-uppers, the 
kitchen staff and Food Services, the 
Buildings and Ground crew, the 


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CORCORAN - Race 


endless! A special thanks to 
Howe and Mrs. Flickinger. 

KIM COLLINS - Administrative 
KATIE WEIDMAN - Social 
Events ji 

CECILY CHILTON - Winter 
Sports 
JANET 
Events 

JANET CORCORAN - Race 
Events 

Ignore disorder 

TO THE EDITOR. 

I com e from a line of wealthy 
capitalists living in upstate New 
York and until just a few days 
before his resignation supported 
President Nixon. Like the ex¬ 
president, I often excuse my 
ruthless ness by referring to 
someone’s “best interests.” 

As the administrators of this 
College know, this can be con¬ 
vincingly done, with little damage 
to the individual administrators’ 
reputation. But in special cases 
dealing say, with food or money, 
the subject may fail to recognize 
w'hat is for its own good. Disorder 
may resu It. 

Obviously any disorder should 
be treated as discourtesy and 
ignored. I have found that it is best, 
and my advice to this ad- 
ministrat ion is, to allow a period of 
grace between unpopular acts. The 
odium will pass and the difference 
in alumni contributions will be 
appreciab le. 

LA MO NT CAMPAIGNE ’79 

Call for king 

TO THE EDITOR 
With all respect to the Queen, (and 
a beautiful one she is, too), we in 
the Royal Cabinet were quite 
disappointed that a photograph of 
His Royal Highness KB did not 
appear in last weeks issue of the 
Campus.' Luckily, we were able to 
hide this fact from the King as he is 
still recovering from his 
coronation, and besides, he reads 
the Wall Street Journal. 

We hope this remarkable 
oversight will be rectified. In 
addition, King KB has decreed that 
every mail room, bathroom and 
public place in the kingdom should 
shine under the presence of His 
countenance. 

Most Royally. 

KB BABY 

Minister of Public Affairs 





March 7, 1979 


The Middlebury Campus 


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Performing arts 
Festival planned 


Middlebury College will host the 
second Intercollegiate Performing 
Arts Festival organized by the 
Vermont Academy of Arts and 
Sciences on Saturday, March 10. 
Admission is free to the event 
beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Wright 
Theater. 

Original work in dance, drama, 
music, and video art will be 
presented to a statewide audience 
by students from Bennington, 
Castleton, Johnson, Lyndon, 
Middlebury, and St. Michael’s 
Colleges, and the University of 
Vermont. 

The first statewide 
festival—separating performing 


arts from the VAAS In¬ 
tercollegiate Symposium for 
scholarly, literary, and scientific 
work—took place in April 1977 at 
St. Michael’s College. This year’s 
program at Middlebqry emerged 
from a selection campaign 
mounted by the Academy in an 
effort to present superior student 
productions before wider audiences 
than those which students’ work 
usually encounters. 

Both festivals have been assisted 
by a grant from the Vermont 
Council on the Arts, the state arts 
agency. 

The Academy invites everyone 
interested in original work in 
music, drama, dance, and video 
arts to join its members and 
student performers on March 10 at 
Wright Theater. For more in¬ 
formation see John McCardell, 
assistant professor of history, or 
call him at 388-6500 (office), or 
388-2028 (home). 


Students peruse vocational literature at VSC workshop held last Saturday. Photo by Tom Arcidiacono. 


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Your clothes and hair 
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unpleasant, too. 

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Especially if they don't 
smoke. 

And non-smokers 
are the (test people to 
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Vocations workshop counsels career-oriented 


By DAVID BUCHANAN 

‘ ‘Today in the United States our 
rules as workers are not designed to 
improve the quality of our lives, 
but to maintain a social and 
economic system that benefits a 
few who profit from our labor.” 
The question of how to reform this 
system was addressed by the 
Vocations for Social Change (VSC) 
Workshop, held on March 3. 

VSC, publishers of The Boston 
People's Yellow Pages, was 
formed in 1970. It came about 
when a college student, George 
Brossey, realized the lack of in¬ 
formation for people wishing to 
follow a change-oriented career. 
VSC offers counseling for those 
just entering the work force, and 
for those who are already there but 
who need information on labor, 
their rights, or unemployment 
benefits. 


For the most parf Mary Ann 
Hayes ’79, a member of Political 
Forum, organized the workshop. 
She said that the VSC visit was 
initiated by those in the Forum 
mainly to give some alternative 
counseling to that provided by the 
College. 

Visiting representatives usually 
are paid by their companies, or 
similar institutuions to recruit 
students, something that non-profit 
organizations such and VSC 
cannot afford to undertake. 

The Women's Union became 
involved in the workshop in order 
to focus on sex discrimination 
which they suspected in the recent 
tenure dispute. 

Kate Woods, assistant coun¬ 
selor, explained that aside from 
social work, personality can im 
plement change in any workshop. 
Since there is a tendency to be 


idealistic and “prod the system,” 
another important attribute is the 
ability to be forthright yet tactful. 

For Hayes, the workshop taught 
her how to earn a living instead of 
being merely a volunteer. She 
expressed the desire to affect an 
overall change, as opposed to a 
‘ ‘bandaid-type thing.” The 
meeting was divided into two 
sections. The morning consisted of 
general workshops on finding work 
for social change, the professional 
and social change and women and 
work. 

The afternoon section was 
devoted to more specific, personal 
discussion. 

The workshop began bv riddling 
the word “professional” of its 
various personal meanings. The 
groups decided that is now is more 
a measure of competency than of 

The question of implementing 


social change in the professions 
also was addressed. Despite the fact 
that it is usually necessary to work 
within a system that perpetuates 
stagnation of social change through 
the encouragement of competition 
and egotism, personal attitudes can 
have an effect. Some of these at¬ 
titudes include staying happy, 
liking individual people, avoiding 
isolation, and maintaining 
competency. Also, the need for a 
balance between one's self and 
giving to others was stressed. 

Only a small group program 
which included small discussion 
groups on job fantasy and the 
routine work day. One criticism 
echoed be several participants w'as 
the lack of discussion of specific 
jobs during the morning. 
However, the general consensus 
was in favor of the workshop, 
because it enabled people with 
similar concerns to discuss their 
problems. 



Mountaineers elect 
New slate of officers 


By STEVE MARTEL 

Annual spring elections for the 
Mountain Club were held 
Feb. 27, and Steve Ahmann ‘80 
was elected president. Other new 
officers are Randy Corke ‘80, vice- 
president; Greg Howard ‘81, Nate 
Rockwell ‘82 and Cathy Harris, 
equipment managers; Dorothy 
Haluszka ‘81, treasurer; Heidi 
Reichenbach ‘82, secretary; John 
McLendon ‘80, conservation- 
coordinator; Jane Hammond ‘80 
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and Bob Drosdick ‘81, bicycling 
subgroup leader. The • rock- 
climbing, hiking, skiing‘( and 
winter mountaineering subgroups 
chairmen have not yet befen ap¬ 
pointed. M 

The club will continue tofcffer a 
trip each weekend, incAiding 
overnights or dayhikes, a any 
sport from snowshoeing ancacross- 
country skiing to hikinl and 
canoeing. MMC also will sionsor 


square dances this spring, 
as an occasional 'ecture. 


well 


New president AhmanM has 
been in the MMC for two yEars as 
the cross-country skiing subgroup 
chairman. He said he hopesjjto get 
more people involved in th® club 
and to start some new kinds of 
activities. He plans to o*anize 
seminars on skis, first# aid, 
mountain rescue, rock-cliilbing, 
and winter food. 

Some new aspects addm this 
year include weekly meltings, 
every Tuesday evening at 8 fc.m. in 
the MMC office. Also nqk this 
spring are informal slide shows at 7 
p.m. before the meetings. Anyone 
is welcome to the meetings and 
slide shows (bring your cwtdoor 
slides) and is encouraged tp visit 
the MMC office during«office 
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New ^tore t’udked undeYInn 


soapstone figures from the country. 

Beadwork is on display, done by 
the Women of the Zulu tribe of 
Southern Africa. Outsiders bring 
beads to the tribewomen who use 
them to create beadwork very 
similar to that of American Indians 
of the Southwest. 


malachite, a stone found only in 
South Africa. Many of these 
stones are set in rings, necklaces, 
bracelets,or earrings of either 
silver or gold plate. However, 
some loose, tumble-polished stones 
are also for sale. 

“Until recently, most of th«- 
customers in the shop had been 
guests at the Inn, but lately more 
student? have been coming in,.’’ 
reported shop manager Janice 
Jewett. Silver jewelry made in ' 
New Mexico and handmade 11 
leather clogs from Vermont have 
been the main attraction for the 
students. 


By HOLLl GUNTHER 


Tucked away in a corner of the 
basement of the Middlebury Inn, 
the Inn Shop provides pleasant 
surprises (a chamois and gold chain 
string bikini!) for the unsuspecting 
visitor. Where else in Vermont 
could one find a large selection of 
crafts from South Africa? 

Owners Sofus and Joan 
Michelson lived and operated a gift 
shop in Capetown, South Africa, 
before moving to Vermont. 

Their interest in South Africa is 
evident in the newly opened shop. 
They have a few hand-carved 


The shop’s most unusual feature 
is its large collection of 
semiprecious gemstones (cut, 
carved, and set in jewelry) also 
from South Africa. These stomes 
are mined from exhaustable veins 
in the ground. Among the stones 
are jade, tiger’s eye, and 


The new Inn Shop, under the Middlebury Inn. Photo by Brooks 
BiHerman and Karen Sfurges. 


Selectmen approve town comprehensive plan 


Selectman also noted the change in 
land use, where the status of Route 
7 South would become a protected 
highway district, or PHD. A small 
businessman complained about this 
particular zoning. He believes the 
PHD zoning puts the area 
surrounding the highway “in 
limbo,’’ and he added that 
commercial properties are not 
realized. - ... 

The businessman maintained, 
“a great image for Middlebury 
College’’ will be retained. 


a westerly Route 7 bypass, which 
would be constructed beyond the 
“new dorms” at the College. This 
alternative would help alleviate 
traffic congestion over the Battel! 
Bridge in downtown Middlebury. 

Although this controversy 
between east versus west bypass 
has continued for the past decade, 
an urgent decision now is needed. 
Several citizens said that without 
more immediate action, they think 
Middlebury might lose federal 
funding in favor of a bypass for 
Vergennes. This issue also was 
discussed at a recent local Rotary 
Club meeting by Vermont 
Secretary of Transportation Ronald 
Crisman. 

According to one citizen who 
attended the Rotary meeting, 
Crisman stressed that “Mid¬ 


dlebury must work hard to get the 
bypass. The Vermont legislature 
wants to see improvements in 
Route 7, and (is not concerned 
with) circular traffic patterns 
around the community.” 

Although the selectmen have 
approved the westerly bypass, the 
advantages and disadvantages of 
the options were reiterated during 
the public hearing. 

A bypass task force member 
cited the fact that the western 
bypass is nearly 3.3 times more 
expensive than the easterrr-route. 
Construction of the westerly 1 , route 
would cost over $ 15 million. 

Another transportation priority 
diseysxed f possible con- 

strusjionWtneThree Mjrle 
The ’only - * acces^.- Wfe College 
community has to Route 7 South is 


over the Battell Bridge. As one 
Middlebury citizen stressed, 
“some other connection” is 
necessary, especially when “the 
work force of the College leaves" 
in the afternoon. Other options, 
including the Three Mile Bridge, 
must remain open, they said. 
Along with the western bypass, 
the Three Mile Bridge, selectmen 
said, would provide-a decreased 
traffic flow over the Otter Creek 
Battell Bridge. 

During the public hearing, one 


By DEBBY RICHMAN 

The Middlebury Board of 
Selectmen last week approved a 
Town Comprehensive Plan which 
w’ould include the construction of a 
westerly Route 7 bypass. If the 
citizens approve the entire plan, 
which the Selectmen have ap¬ 
proved, later amendments may be 
implemented. If the voters reject 
the plan, it will return to the 
Planning Committee for minor 
changes. 

Transportation, land use, 
housing, scenic and historical 
preservation, community facilities, 
and various improvements and 
regulations are detailed in the plan. 

Transportation priorities were 
emphasized at the meeting. A 
three-year task force recommended 


CONCERT BUREAU, 


College to adopt East Asian major 


Majors. The proposed major is 
somewhat structured in order to 
provide a balanced selection of 
courses. 11 would stand as an option 
distinct from a concentration in 
Asian Studies, or, for example, 
studying the Chinese political 
system. 

Further, both professors 
commented that the major would 
be ideal for certain students in light 
of growing relations between the 
United States and China and Japan. 

Beminghausen said that the 
proposed major is “the result of 
phnning that started more than 10 
years ago by Clifford, in con¬ 
sultation with Professor of art, 
Robert Reiff and ’others.” He 
added that the concensus then had 
been that until Chinese language 
was offered during the regular 
year, an East Asidh’ major would 
not be practicable. 

In 1976, when Beminghausen 
was hired, Chinese was first offered 
during the fall and spring terms 
and Clifford stressed that “90 


By CHRIS RICE AND JOHN 
WAITE 

A new interdisciplinary East 
Asian Studies major is now in the 
final stages of approval, moving 
toward final adoption by the 
College. The proposed major, 
described by John Beminghausen, 
Professor of Chinese, as “within 
the spirit of liberal education,” 
would focus on China, Japan and 
Korea, as well as include study of 
Chinese or Japanese language. The 
latter is offered only during the 
summer. The new major requires 
courses in at least four different 
departments, a senior thesis, and 
offers the options of study abroad in 
eastern Asia. 

According to Beminghausen 
and Nicholas Clifford, 
Professor of history, the major 
arose primarily from student need. 
In die past, a few Middlebury 
students who wished to focus on 
East Asia with an interdisciplinary 
approach had to follow self¬ 


percent of the, credit for the 
proposal lies with Beminghausen. 
Also playing a role in the major’s 
development were instructor in 
religion, David Eckel, James 
McGough, assistant professor of 
sociology-anthropology, David 
Rosenberg and Hugh Wheeler, 
assistant professors of political 
science. These professors, along 
with Clifford, BerninghauseiV'^nd 
Reiff, already teach most of the 
courses which the major will offer 

Beminghausen characterized 
Middlebury’s current East Asian 
course offerings as “ex¬ 
traordinarily strong for an un- 
dergeaduate college,” adding that 
the proposed major could be “a 
strong selling point in attracting 
students to Middlebury.” 

As for educational opportunities 
in Peking, Beminghausen com¬ 
mented that Middlebury “has 
begun preliminary exploration of 
the possibilities for student ex¬ 
change with the People’s Republic 
of China.” 


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Library vandals add to problem list 


By PAUL CRAMER 

Sometime between 3 and 7 a.m. 
Saturday morning, Feb. 24, Starr 
Library was broken into and 
vandalized for a cost of between 
S 600 and S 1,000 to the College 
community. 

The perpetrators climbed up the 
outside scaffolding to the third 
floor, broke through some plastic 
sheeting, and kicked out a 
plywood door on the main level to 
enter the building. After pushing 
over a couple of the library’s 
custom-made bookcases, the 
intruders ransacked a few offices 
and made oft with an autotron 
device for the Xerox copier worth 
about S .230. The device is used to 
make multiple copies by turning a 
key, and the library will be 
monitoring the paper flow in the 
copier to see if it can recover the 
device. The thieves also took one of 
the black chairs with a Middlebury 
emblem. 

Vandalism at Middlebury is 



extremely rare, however, and 
Librarian Ron Rucker pointed out 
that “it is the first serious van¬ 
dalism incident" of which he 
knows. Rucker is more concerned, 
however, about the “constant loss 
of things and the petty thievery" 
that takes place in the library every 
day. He explained that the library’s 
problems are mostly “lost and 
theft” problems. 

Rucker pointed out that after 
doing a library collection inventory 
during the last two summers, he 
found that the library loses about 
1,100 books each year. And this 
figure does not include the Science 
Center, where losses are even 
higher in terms of percentage. 

If the library could and did 
replace each book< figuring a cost 
of around % 20 a volume, the 
losses roughly would exceed 
$ 22,000 a year. 

The problem becomes even 
more complex because many of the 
books stolen from the library are 
out of print. 


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“In that case,’’ explained 
Rucker, “we have two choices. 
We can either simply not replace 
the book, or we must look in the 
antiquarian book market for a copy 
of it.” 

The antiquarian book market 
primarily consists of traders and 
handlers who can charge rather 
exorbitant prices since they know 
that they are one of the few people 
who owys thp book. In this market 
the prices soar, and staffing costs 


for tracking down the book in¬ 
crease also. Therefore, in many 
cases, it is no longer economically 
viable to replace the book. 

“They’re (the people who steal 
the books) not helping us weed out 
the collection,” added Rucker, 
somewhat facetiously. On the 
contrary, most books that are 
stolen are valuable, somewhat 
esoteric, and in high demand. The 
disappearance of early imprint 
books from the 18th century is just 
one tragic example which Rucker 
cited. 

“The collection is made poorer 
by the thefts," noted Rucker, but 
there also is a serious problem with 
books that are not checked out and 
are just “floating" around the 
campus. 

‘ ‘It causes a depreciation of the 
service quality of the library,’’ 
responded Rucker, “because we 
don’t know where the Look is.” 

He cited the hypothetical case of 
a senior who needs a specific book 
for the completion of his thesis but 



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the library can not provide it 
because they cannot locate it. 

“That book might be worth 
$ 100 to that student," com¬ 
mented Rucker, and it is a 
somewhat immeasurable, in¬ 
tangible loss for the library. Rucker 
estimated that there are “hundreds 
if not a couple thousand books just 
out around campus," and the 
library can only get them back if 
students (and teachers) bring them 
back voluntarily. 

Since the library has no real 
security system at the moment, it 
can only set up “psychological 
deferences” for students. Putting 
books on reserve is one way, but 
there are still many valuable 
volumes on the open shelves. 

“We can’t put everything of 
value on reserve or in the special 
collections wing of the library 
without inhibiting the functioning 
of the library,” noted Rucker. 

While the theft problem here at 
Middlebury is not nearly as bad as 
at bigger schools, anyone who 
denies the existence of the problem 
is being unrealistic. Rucker said he 
feels that the College should either 
leave the system as it is now or 
invest in a library security system. 
Checkers at the doors of the library 
are not feasible because they would 
not reduce losses substantially 
enough to be worth what Mid¬ 
dlebury would have to pay them. 
But worse than that problem, 
checkers create animosity among 
students and a general attitude of 
distrust. 

Rucker would rather see the 
College make a one-time in¬ 
vestment in a security system that 
would eventually pay for itself. 
While it too can he circumvented, 
a security system with book tapes 
or something similar can reduce 
book losses from 70 to 90 percent, 
and the operating costs are quite 
modest. As it is now, he said, the 
library has “absolutely nothing" 
to prevent book losses. 

Why students take books has 
been the subject of numerous 
studies, but Rucker said that there 
are two possible reasons. Either the 
person just does not want to be 
bothered checking out the book, 
which is just “plain discour 
teous," or, the “nastier reason," 
that he feels once he has the book 
he has a “monopoly" on it, 
preventing competition from other 
students. 

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Entertainment _ 

RCA sponsors unknown artist in concert tour 


By PA UL ZECKHA USEN 

The price of a ticket for Frank 
Weber in concert March 9 is a 
mere J 2.50. The reason for the 
discount ticket price is RCA’s 
sponsorship of the musician, 
covering many of the expenses of 
the 20-concert New England tour. 
Without RCA’s help, MCAB 
concert director John Hedden 

Eating well 

Students were inspired by a 
Winter Term course con¬ 
cerning nutrition to begin this 
column, which will be a weekly 
feature for the rest of the 
semester. 

By WENDY MENZEL 

Everytime you eat, you are 
making decisions about how 
you fuel yourself. Later you 
demand this fuel to support 
your daily activities such as 
athletics, studying, dancing, 
etc.Inaddition, you desire a fair 
complexion, healthy hair, good 
muscle tone, attentiveness, 
enough energy, resistance to 
disease and a trim figure. Are 
you making sound decisions? 
Do you have enough in¬ 
formation to make sound 
decisions? 

First of all, what kinds of 
decisions are you making, and 
what do they involve? The most 
obvious choice you make is 
exactly what to put into your 
stomach. Will you choose quick 
calories (sugar), slowly digested 
calories (fats), a stimulant 
(coffee)? Different choices will 
he appropriate at different 
times, and you can (and do) 
decide according to personal 
priorities and pressures. 

Another choice you make is 
who you support. The food you 
eat gives people jobs, uses 
certain processes and packages, 
and grows in particular land 
, regions. Will you support local 
dairies by buying their milk and 
cheese, the multinationals 
involved in banana harvesting, 
die administration by earing on 
campus, petrochemicals by 
using heavily fertilized foods? 
Perhaps unknowingly, food 
quickly becomes a political 
issue. 

No matter what: you make a 
decision! Whether that is a 
conscious, informed, deliberate 
decision, however, is the main 
point. Awareness for nutrition 
means realizing that the food 
you eat represents a whole 
variety of relationships in which 
vou have a responsibility. The 
relationship with your own 
health is one. Those with 
economic and political systems 
are others. But awareness of 
these relationships is a 
responsibility. A conscious 
decision based on principle can 
be made only with adequate 
information. Where can you 
find this information? In¬ 
formation of this type is 
published and printed by the 
ton. As our class on nutrition 
during Winter Term 
discovered, this material is 
exciting and often myth- 
shattering. We would like to be 
able to share some of our 
sources and information by 
beginning this column on 
various aspects of nutrition. We 
welcome any questions; send 
them to Box C 3715. 


Concert 

preview 

’80 said that a ticket would have 
cost $ 6.50. 

Ed Newmark, an RCA 
executive, “discovered” Weber 
and produced his first, and so far 
only, album entitled “As the 
Time Flies. ’' The album was 
released last summer and sort of 
slipped out of sight. 

Newmark and RCA say they 
feel, however, that the 25-year-old 
Weber will be a future power in 
contemporary music. Therefore, 
they are backing Weber’s present 
tour with advertising, promotional 
radio ads and general funding. 

The purpose of all this effort is to 
allow people to see Weber at a 
discount price and familiarize 
them with his music. This kind of 
total support is seldom heard of in 
the record industry as far as a 
college tour is concerned. 

“Of the 20 stops on the tour, 
Weber has completed five already 


and four out of five schools have 
asked him to return,” Hedden 
said. 

Weber, who plays the piano, 
will bring a full band with him, 
including electric and acoustic 
guitarists, a bassist, a drummer, 
and a saxophone player. Hedden 
stated, “He should be able to 
effectively recreate the sounds from 
his album without all that 
production glop.” He will not be 
bringing the players from the 
album, but the musicians who will 
accompany his are experienced 
New York instrumentalists. 

The album, “As the Time 
Flies, ” is an interesting work. 
Weber’s musical style resembles 
the more mellow work of Billy 
Joel-lots of sax solos and piano. 
His voice also sounds like Joel’s, 
with a touch of James Taylor 
sound blended together to form a 
strong, unique sound. Weber’s 
straightforward lyrics deal with lost 
lover and wasted time. 

He sings the lead and plays piano 
or electric piano on all the tracks. 
He also wrote all except one of the 


cuts , a Nat King Cole song that 
Weber does with a real New 
Orleans jazz sound. 

The song “So Many Sides” is 
reminiscent of Joel’s “Just the 
Way You Are,” and Weber’s 
“Complicated Times” calls to 
mind another Joel tune, 
“Stiletto”. Overall the album 
consists of a nice, smooth, easy 
listening style of music. 

With RCA’s backing and the 


WRMC-FM had finalized its 
spring programming schedule, and 
the station’s policy of airing 33% 
new material helps WRMC keep its 
audience informed of the latest 
activity in the music scene. 

But WRMC is not only music, 
and news and Special Productions 
occupy an increasingly important 
role in the programming. WRMC 
airs four news broadcasts daily. In 
addition to the 30 minute show at 
5:00 p.m., there are ten minute 
programs at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., and 9 


accompaniment of many big 
musical names (Richard Tee on 
keyboards, Steve Gadd on drums, 
John Trepea on guitar, David 
Spinozza on guitar, and Lou 
Marini on sax), he is predicted to 
go far. 

All of this talent points to a very 
exciting concert in Mead Chapel 
Friday night at 8 p.m. At $ 2.50 a 
head, you won’t be losing an arm 
or a leg, so check out Frank Weber. 


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watts. Consultants in Washington 
are dealing with the legal 
arrangements which such a move 
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Riaza plays ‘profane the theatre’ 


Garbo laughs! 


The American Movie Club will present Greta Garbo and Melvyn 
Douglas in “Ninotchka” this Friday in Dana at 7:00 and.9: 30. One 
of the cinema’s premier comedies, this classic was originally promoted 
as the first film in which “Garbo laughs! ” As a Russian agent sent to 
Paris to check up on two errant comrades, Garbo succumbs to Paris, 
champagne and romance. She turns in a performance that is both witty 
and charming. The incomparable Ernst Lubitsch directs, and a 
sophisticated Melvyn Douglas provides Garbo the perfect foil, 


By HYE KYUNG WHANG 

“I am an anti — vanguard, 
anti-structure, anti-theatre. I write 
to profane the theatre, to write text 
with diabolic effects, to destroy the 
cyclical routines of people’s 
thinking, behaviour,” said Luis 
Riaza, the Spanish playwright who 
toured Middlebury with the 
“Ditirambo Teatro Estudio,” a 
Spanish professional theater group. 
The troupe performed in Mc¬ 
Cullough Gvm on March 2 and 3. 

Ditirambo recreated the 
dilemma of Spanish liberalism and 
traditionalism in the two-act plays, 
“Pasadoble” and “El desvan de 
los hombres y el sotano de las 
nembras” (“The attic of men and 
basement of the bitches”). 

In “Pasadoble” a Spanish 
couple who are reconcilably an 
tithetical are portrayed on theii 
wedding anniversary candlelight 
dinner. The wife is the 
traditionalist—a Catholic of the 
land-owning class, a conservative, 
a nationalist, and likes only 
Spanish muse. The husband is the 
liber—an Atheist, a middle-class 
intellectual, cosmopolitan, and 
likes only foreign music such as 
Beethoven and Bach. 

The ceremonious wedding 
anniversary is also antithetical. On 
one hand, the couple reminisce 
their youth and romance, con¬ 
stantly affirm their eternal loyalty, 
and dance graciously to the music 
of'‘Pasadoble.” The Pasadoble is 



A bizzare elevated set and stage 
Arcidiacono. 

a music with a lively beat; 
however, the tone suggests 
melancholy and death. The 
Pasadoble is music which is played 
in the Spanish bullfights as the 
matador is about to kill the 
charging bull. Likewise, the 
husband and wife constantly divert 
into sadomasochismic games; they 
try to poison each other, stab each 
other, strangle each other and lash 
acrimonious insults at each other. 

In the “Desvan de los machos y 
el sotano de las hembras” the 
actors portray a utopian society 


Rosenberg writes on Philippines 


By PAUL CRAMER 

"A popular government, 
U'ithmf tjbopular information or the 
b/eatis'af acquiring fi, is but the 
prologue to a farce or a tragedy ; or 
perhaps both. 11 

Taken from James Madison, 
this quote is how David Rosen¬ 
berg, assistant professor of political 
science, has chosen to introduce 
Marcos and Martial Law in the 
Philipines , his new book on the 
Philippines’ modern political 
experience. Rosenberg is the editor 
of the book, and he wrote one 
chapter. With two other American 
political scientists and two 
Philippino scholars contributing, 
the book attempts to explain how 
and why martial law was imposed, 
to present a documentary record of 


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its political transformation, to 
examine) the wider historical ! and 
theoretical significance of this 
transition to authoritarian rule, 
and to inquire into the problem of 
establishing a lasting, legitimate 
political order. 

Having taken place in the 
turbulent year of 1972, Marcos’ 
declaration of martial law received 
very little attention from the 
American press and people. 
Rosenberg points out, however, 
that the Philippines should be of 
particular interest for three 
reasons. 

First, writes Rosenberg, “U.S. 
colonial rule and commonwealth 
tutelage in the Philippines 
represent the most determined and 


most extensive attempt to export 
American ideals and institutions to 
another country.” The Philippines 
was once popularly regarded as the 
“showcase of democracy in the 
Orient,” but martial law forces 
everyone to reevaluate that line of 
thinking. 

Has the United States failed in 
trying to establish western style 
democracy in an Asian country, or 
was democracy really beginning to 
establish itself in the Philippines; 
thus becoming a threat to the 
politically elite, and necessitating 
its abolishment? Rosenberg ex¬ 
plained that these are just two of 
the questions which the book tries 
to answer. 

The United States also has a 
great stake in the Philippines 
economically and strategically. 


American big business has in¬ 
vested heavily in the country, and 
both the U.S. Navy and Air Force 
have one of its largest bases there. 

Lastly, Rosenberg says that 
Americans should have an interest 
in the Philippines due to the 
human rights question that martial 
law presents, ^hat kind of in¬ 
fringements are placed upon the 
Philippine people by the rule of 
Marco, what type of diplomatic 
position should the United States 
take in regard to this government? 
Does Marcos claim that a certain 
loss of civil liberties and 
representative government are 
necessary prices to pay for 
developing countries to achieve st 
able government have any 
grounds? 


for "Pasadoble." Photo by Ton, 

whose end is to remain a pretty 
patriarchal society. To achieve 
this, a triumverate male society 
revolves around a bed in the attic, 
with an underworld of “bitches” 
in the dungeon. The utopian 
society is also cloistered from the 
outside reality of heterosexual 
human beings, called “lepers.” 

The language of the texts was in 
archaic Spanish mixed with 
nonsensical rhymes and toneue- 
twisters. The playwright, in in 
troducing the plays, consoled the 
audience who did not speak 
Spanish, saying. “Even if vou 
spoke Spanish, you wouldn't 
understand the play any better.” 

Does the American audience 
respond any differently? “The 
acting was so good, it was 
disturbing,” commented Susan 
Hepner ’81, who does not speak 
Spanish. Many from the audience 
left the plays during intermission, 
bewildered and exclaiming. “It's 
so strong! it’s scary!” Actor 
Claudio Paco observed, “The 
purpose of this theater is to clash 
the very tragic tragedy against the 
very comical comedy. The public 
experiences this juxtaposition, ami 
revolts psychologically at the 
’absurd’ effect. What we should 
realize is that this phenomenon is 
an intrinsic part of Spanish 
society.” Consequently, he said. 
“The wine of theatre may come to 
be the milk of death” as the jester 
figure philosophized in “Desvan 
de los Machos y el Sotano de las 
Hembras.” 


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The Middlebury Campus 


March 7, 1979 


Damsels, jesters feast at medieval dinner 


By PAM DINSMORE 


Bob Sasse '79 (center), with the assistance of co-chefs Leonard Krause '79 and Sarah Roeske '80, prepare a menu "truly fit for 
a king." (Photos by Erik Borg). 


January 27, 1479...a medieval castle hosts a 
magnificent least fit for the court of King 
Charlemagne. Behind the oaken doors of “Le Grand 
Salon.” court jesters joke merrily with kitchen 
wenches, while fair damsels decked in bejewelled 
gowns of satin and brocade flirt openly and dance with 
handsome suitors sporting smart doublets and hose. A 
roaring blaze crackles in the huge fireplace where 
madrigals gather to sing in sweet voice. Wait a 
minute...those faces look familiar...are we dreaming? 
Or could this be Middlebury College 1979?! 

As a matter of fact, yes. This scene really took place 
in the Chateau during Winter Term. The event was 
the French Club Medieval Dinner, an annual event for 
the last three years. This year, the guests, who paid $6 
each, were treated to the sumptuous French cuisine of 
Bob Sasse ’79, aided by his co-chefs Leonard Krause 
’79 and Sarah Roeske ’80. 

Steve Gabriel ’81, president of the French Club, 
asked Sasse two weeks before the event if he would 
take on the job of planning the menu and taking care of 
the actual “mise en scene.” Once Sasse agreed, an 
intensive 10 days of planning and buying food for the 
nine-course meal was followed by four days of con¬ 
tinuous cooking. According to Sasse, the total two- 
week preparations “went absolutely flawlessly.” 

The menu Sasse designed was truly fit for a king. 
Guests at the dinner were seated at tables covered with 
‘‘lots of white linen” set with sterling silver and 
stemware. After sipping aperitifs of either kir (white 
wine and cassis) or dry sherry, they were treated to the 
following gastronomical extravaganza in “Le Grand 
Salon: ‘ ’ 

1 Mourn de Saumon du Chateau avec sauce 
mousseline (Salmon Mousse) 

2 Consomme Celestine (chicken consomme with 
shredded herbal crepes) 

3 Pamplcmousse Givec (Grapefruit Ice) The wine: 
Blanc des Blancs 

4 Canton Rod au Poivre Vert (Roast Duck with 
brown sauce with green pepper corns) 


5 Plateau des Fromages (Cheese Plate) 

() Salade Verte (Green Salad) 

7. Orange “Entier " au Cointreau (orange sections in 
cointreau with candied orange peel) The wine: 
Cabernet Sauvignon ’76 

8 . Bavarois aux Praises (Strawberry Bavarian Cream 
with Kirsch 


9. Buche des Bois de Ripton. fantaisie (made-up 
version of a log from the woods of Ripton: cake and 
butter cream with meringue mushrooms) The wine 
with dessert: Port 

Waiters formally served and cleared each course. 

Sasse explained that it was not an authentic- 
medieval meal because it totally consisted of French 
cuisine. “We couldn’t make it truly medieval because 
that would mean carving at the last minute, im¬ 
possible with so many people.” 

He continued that a real medieval menu would have 
included such items as illusionary food (i.e. half a pig 
with a turkey sewed onto it) and huge roasts, first 
roasted then simmered in a sauce. Notwithstanding, 
no one seemed to mind the chefs choice of menu. 
“Not much food was left over,” commented Sasse. 
“People ate every course. We planned it so that 
everything was spaced out and there was not an 
outrageous amount of food, just enough.” No doubt, 
the allowance of over one bottle of wine per person did 
much to create a jovial and festive spirit. 

Sasse, Krause and Roeske were in the kitchen 
during the entire time producing the feast. Sasse 
aumitted that the job could not have been done 
without all three of them. 

Asked whether he would undertake the job again. 
Sasse was dubious, stating, ‘‘It really was an enor¬ 
mous effort. but I’m very pleased that I did it at least 
once. It was really rewarding to see something like this 
happening at Middlebury, not being your regular 
social event.” 

Sasse is head of the ‘‘Equipe de Cuisine,” which 
will be resuming activities in the spring. 

Both his and Roeske’s cooking skills are self-taught, 
whereas Krause has worked professionally in 
Washington. 

As for all those jesters and madrigals, damsels and 
knights, monks and bishops, and even hunchbacks 
who rvere lucky enough to buy a ticket in the 15 
minutes before they were sold out, it was indeed a jolly 
night of merry-making and a sumptuous feast to 
remember! 


Susan Hayward, assistant professor of French, dressed in medieval garb, dances a minuet after dinner. 


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March 7, 1979 




Panthers earn berth in semifinals 


only two goals of the second 
period, as their line was on ice for 
five of the Panther’s seven scores. 

Fernberg and O'Hara 
forechecked the puck away from 
Oswego at the blue-line and 
O'Hara stickhandled to the right 
face-off circle then dropped a pass 
to Clark. Clark rifled a pass to the 
breaking Fernberg, who deflected 
it overShevlin's shoulder to lift the 


Shevlin, just 13 seconds later. 

The Panthers had several other 
chances to score; assistant captain 
John Watson who skated for his 
first game since an injury Jan. 12 
in the Maine Holiday Classic,.was 
denied three times by Shevlin. “It 
picked the team up to have John 
(Watson) in there. It gave us a bit 
of an injection,” said Forbes. 

Fernberg and O'Hara scored the 


score to 4-1 at 2:58 of the second 
period. 

Hustle and talent were again the 
ingradients that produced Panther 
goal number five. Chip Hagy ’79 
(four assists) weaved through three 
defenders then passed across the ice 
to Clark, who was stuffed. O'Hara, 
who trailed the play, rammed the 
rebound into the open net with 
12 : 18 remaining in the period. 


The Panthers outscored Oswego 

2- 1 in the third. Clark and Jeff 
Angers '80 scored for Middleburv. 
The Blue outshot the Lakers 46 to 
28 in the game. Mike McNamara 
had 26 saves, many of which came 
from in close. "We made some 
mistakes, but Mac covered for 
us.“ said Forbes. “He was sharp 
as a cat, and in the game all the 
way.” 

The hockey team ended its 
regular season with a 7-6 loss to 
Plattsburg St. last Wednesday, 
Feb. 28 at Plattsburt>. The loss 
dropped Middleburv to third place 
in FCAC Division II West stan¬ 
dings with a 14-4-1 record. The 
team is 16-6-1 overall. 

Plattslnirg's Dan Gosselin 
scored with 7:53 remaining in the 
third period to send the Cardinals 
ahead, 7-5. Roger Nicholas ‘80 
tightened the evenly played 
contest, 7-6, one minute and 46 
seconds after Gosselin’s goal, The 
Panthers pulled goaltender Mc¬ 
Namara in the final minute of play, 
but Plattsburg staved off a barrage 
of Middleburv shots in the closing 
moments to maintain the victory. 

Tom Harris ’79 scored two 
goals and Clark added one to earn 
Middlebury the first period edge, 

3- 2. Plattsburg jumped ahead 4-3 
in the second stanza as the first six 
goals of the contest came on power 
plays. 

Despite three third-period goals 
for Middlebury (Dave Tenny ’81, 
O' Hara, and Nicholas), the 
Cardinals skated away with the 
victory, 7-6. 


By PA UL SCHEUFEI.E 


Captain Mike O’Hara ‘79 
recorded his third hat trick of the 
season and added two assists as the 
Middlebury Panther hockey team 
stomped on a mediocre Oswego St. 
team 7-2. in the quarter finals of 
the FCAC Division II West 
playoffs at Memorial Arena 
March 3. 

The Panthers play Elmira St. in 
the semi-finals tonight at Elmira at 
6:00 p.m. Last season. Mid 
dlebury lost to this same team in 
the finals, 5-2. 

Middlebury proved its 
superiority in the first period by 
outshooting the Lakers 21-6, and 
outscoring them 3-1. “We were 
going faster than Oswego,” said 
Coach Wendy Forbes. “We got 
good backchecking, good 
forechecking.” 

O’Hara waited only 24 seconds 
to put the puck in the net. He 
collected a pass from Mark Fern¬ 
berg ’80 while skating across the 
threshold of the crease, whirled 
around and nailed a backhander to 
the inside post. 

O’Hara made it 2-0 when he 
deflected a Chip Clark slapshot into 
the net on the powerplay. “Chip 
(Clark) really played well,” said 
Forbes. The Freshman defenseman 
had one goal and four assists. 

Oswego retaliated on its first 
powerplay at 9:34, but the Pan¬ 
thers snubbed Oswego’s attempt to 
make it a game when Tom Plant 
’79 trickled the puck past 
Oswego’s goaltender, Mike 


Seniors Tom Harris (24) and Mike O'Hara (8) set up a play in the Oswego zone in last Saturday's playoff 
contest. The Panthers won, 7-2. Photo by Chris Pratt __ 


Kelleher , Blackmer receive awards 

By STEVE RILEY Celtics fan, but has never been able 

Two special presentations added to see a game in person. Senior 
to the emotional intensity of Greg Birsky made the special 
.Middlebury’s final home game of presentation to Blackmer which 
the 1978-79 season. Director of entitles him to a “Day with the 
Athletics Tom Lawson presented a Celtics.” The gift includes tickets 
basketball to junior forward Kevin for the April 8th contest between 
Kelleher in honor of his 1000th the Celtics and the New Jersey 
career point which he scored Nets at Boston Garden. 
.againstNicholsonFeb 19. Kelleher Following the game Blackmer 
is finishing his first three years at will go into the locker room to 
[Middlebury with 1,093 career meet the players, and he will later 
points, fifth on the all-time scoring have dinner with player coach 
list led by Kevin Cummings ’76 Dave Cowens, Blackmer will be 
with 1,236. joined be Birsky and the other tri- 

Also, the basketball team made a captains Mark Mauriello ’79 and 
special contribution to Middlebury Geoff Sather ’79, Lawson, 
equipment manager Warren Head Coach Russ Reilly and his 
Blackmer on the occasion of his wife and perhaps Mrs. Blackmer. 
retirement this coming June. The gift was received by Warren 
Blackmer has been a farmer in at halftime of the game against 
Vermont and has worked as a Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute 
janitor and equipment manager at and he was greeted with a 
Middlebury. tremendous round of applause from 

I He has been a lifelong Boston the crowd. 


coaching very easy, and I know 
how hard it will be to replace 
them.” 

After he spoke on the end, he 
turned to the beginning. “Again it 
must be emphasized that we had a 
good season overall. We won our 
last four games, which took a lot of 
character, and will make us a 
tough ball club in the future. 
Obviously 1 am apprehensive about 
certain particular slots which must 
be filled for next year. We would 
like to get a point guard and 
another forward is always nice, and 
we have some prospects, but it is 
too early in the admissions process 
to say who we will get for sure.” 

In all, it is perhaps the end for 
names like Birsky, Sather, and 
Mauriello, hut for personnel like 
Murray, Kelleher. Rahnasto, and 
the others it appears to be only the 
beginning. 


Reilly added, “It was the 
senior’s night and I wanted to stick 
with them for as long as possible. 
Also our philosophy all year has 
been to play three guards and 
rotate then and I stayed with it 
tonight even though Peter's 
performance was amazing.” 

The Panthers maintained a nine 
point lead at the half, as Lauri 
Rahnasto ’81 hit on eight of his ten 
first half points in that stretch. 
Murray’s driving one handed shot 
and concurrent three-point play 
staked the lead at nine again, 56- 
47 with 15 minutes left. 

The Engineers closed the gap to 
five on baskets by Ed Meyer and 
Tom Martinelli, but three baskets 
by Murray and then two by Kevin 
Kelleher ’80 made it 68-55 
Middlebury with 9:04 to go. 

The lead hit its apex of 15 fout; 
times during the remainder of the 
game, the first time at 77-62 with 
four and a half minutes remaining 
on a Mauriello hoop. Sather scored 
the final three Middlebury baskets 
of the evening as Reilly cleared the 
bench with three minutes 
remaining. 

Kelleher followed Murray with 
1 5 points and nine rebounds, while 
Sather and Rahnasto had 12 points 
each. Bill Kelly scored 25 points 
for R.P.I. who finished the season 
with a deceptive 2-23 record. 

Reilly commented on the season 
as a whole, “This team has gone a 
long way in one season. We tried to 
install a new system of basketball in 
the program and the kids 
responded well both offensively and 
defensively to that philosophy. We 
have built a solid foundation for the 
future with intelligent kids and 
super leadership.” 

As for the seniors, he added, 
“This was certainly a night which 
was super-emotional for them. 
They were three tough kids and the 
game of basketball meant a lot to 
them.. They made my first year of 


By STEVE RILEY 

“This is not the end. It is not 
even the beginning. It is, rather, 
the end of the beginning.” 

Winston Churchill said it first, 
but following the March 1 85-76 
victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute, Panther basketball Coach 
Russ Reilly would have been 
willing to reiterate the same idea. 
And Peter Murray ’80 made 
everyone a believer. 

Murray saw' to it that seniors 
Geoff Sather, Mark Mauriello, and 
Greg Birsky were given the fitting 
conclusion to their individual 
Middlebury careers, while the 
Panthers finished the season with 
four straight victories and an 1111 
record (117 in Division III). 

The 6’2” junior guard from 
Saratoga Springs, N.Y., turned in 
what was probably the finest 
shooting exhibition in Middlebury 
history, hitting on 15 for 18 shots 
from the floor and 1 for 1 from the 
line for 31 points in just 24 
minutes of action. Murray also 
grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds 
and handed out five assists. 

“I have maintained all along 
that Peter is our finest purest 
shooter and the only surprising 
thing about his performance 
tonight was that it didn’t come 
sooner in the season. It is obviously 
one of many encouraging signs for 
next year,” commented Reilly, 
who completed his rookie year as 
head coach. 

Murray scored 20 of the first 32 
points for the hosts, shooting 10 
for 1 3 in the first 12 minutes of the 
game, mainly on jump shots from 
the 20-foot range. The Panthers 
extended their early 24-16 ad¬ 
vantage into a commanding 46-35 
leadon Bob Hamilton’s bomb with 
2:24 remaining. And they did it 
without Murray, who sat on the 
bench for the final eight minutes of 
each half. 


Warren Blackmer receives award from Greg Birsky '79. Photo by Scott Kissinger and Tom Arcidiacono 





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The Middlebury Campus 


March 7, 1979 


Lacrosse coach Jim Grube: 
A coach and a teacher 


By JIM RALPH 

"He's amazing. He's one of the 
best coaches I’ve ever had." This 
is the type of statement one gets 
when he inquires about Jim Grube. 
If you have been fortunate enough 
to have dealt with him in his 
various roles as an assistant football 
coach and a physical education 
teacher, you already know this. 
But for most of the College com¬ 
munity, this name will only 
become familiar as spring and 
lacrosse season roll onward. No 
matter what the case, you’ll be left 
with the definite impression that 
Jim Grube is a good and unique 
person. 

Why unique? Grube, a relative 
newcomer to the college brings a 
special philosophy to coaching and 
athletics and a rich and varied 
background to Middlebury. In 
these days of high-strung in¬ 
tercollegiate competition where the 
most important thing is to be a 
successful Division I coach, Grube 
has gone in the other direction. He 
points out that “I was neVer in¬ 
terested in going from Division II 
to Division I I aspired to go from 
Division II to Division III.” 

So Grube, a Lebanon Valley 
College graduate, gave up the 
position which he held for 7 years 
as head lacrosse coach ’ and 
assistant football coach at the 
University of Delaware, a 
perennial power in Division II, to 
come to Middlebury. He filled the 
coaching position left vacant by 
Dennis Daly, assuming the same 
coaching duties he had at Delaware 
with the enthusiasm and zeal that 
is ingrained in his character. 

Why a change from a higher 
level of competition and more 
prestige to the relative low-keyness 
of athletics at Middlebury? The 
answer is personal preference. 
Grube says that he ‘‘is not 
motivated by stadiums, crowds, 
getting on a charter plane and 
flying to banquets. To me, 
Middlebury is where in¬ 
tercollegiate athletics is at its 
purest state.” 

Grube, in the spirit of a school 
like Middlebury, perceives himself 
to be ‘‘charged with the same 
challenge that any other teacher at 
Middlebury has, and that’s 
teaching students.” 


From this reporter's.observation 
of the lacrosse team at practice, it 
seems that Grube possesses the 
fundamental qualities of a teacher. 
He has earned deep-rooted respect 
from his players and has promoted 
rampant enthusiasm. Player after 
player echoed the same sentiment, 
"He’s done an excellent job of 
relating to us and has helped make 
us better lacrosse players.” 

No wonder Grube and the team 
are optimistic about the upcoming 
season. Both exude enough 
confidence to prompt him to say, 
‘‘I would be disappointed is we did 
not win the ECAC title this year. 
That statement is made realizing 
that I’m a new coach and it is 
somewhat of a transitional year. 
From the player standpoint it is 
also a transitional year, in that key 
players that were involved in those 
ECAC championships teams are 
gone new.” 

If the season turns out as well as 
expected (and there is no reason to 
think otherwise), then a long love 
affair seems in sight between 
Middlebury and Grube. 

He also earned the respect and 
praise of his fellow coaches. 

Coach Mickey Heinecken, a 
close friend of Grube since 
Heinecken’s Delaware days, said, 
‘‘He possesses a technical ex¬ 
pertise in both football and 
lacrosse, as well as a coaching 
philosophy in tune with the rest of 
the program. He’s a forward- 
thinking person, liberally minded, 
who leads a conservative lifestyle. 
He’s the type of person who just 
does not have any enemies.” 

Athletic Director G. Thomas 
Lawson, added, ‘‘He possesses a 
complete belief in the philosophy of 
a Division III school both 
academically and athletically. Like 
the rest of the department, he 
believes that athletics are a func¬ 
tioning part of any individual’s 
education.” 

Grube expresses a mutual af¬ 
finity for the College, ‘‘I’ve always 
wanted to coach at a small, liberal 
arts school, and I can not think of 
a place I’d rather be than Mid¬ 
dlebury, Vt.” 

For Grube, his stay has been a 
pleasant experience, ‘‘as dealing 
with a student who is as 
academically talented as a Mid¬ 
dlebury student is very enjoyable.” 



New Lacrosse Head Coach Jim Grube gives instructions to his 
players during practice. Photo by Eileen Skudder 



Panthers P.J. Murphy '81 (11) and Dave Tenney (14) close in on the Oswego net in last Saturday's playoff 
hockey action. Photo by Chris Pratt 


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The Middlebury Campus 


Good tournament play highlight 


s improved season 


to Davis, allowing no goals from 
the strong UVM team. The second 
period saw a letdown, though, as 
Margo Huber broke through the 
Midd defense to score from the slot 
at 11:04. The Catamounts doubled 
their score with a quick goal by 
Ellen Gray in the upper right hand 
corner at 14 seconds into the third 
period, but the Panthers came 
back, holding UVM to its two-goal 
advantage until the final buzzer. 

In tournament action, Mid¬ 
dlebury lost to Boston University 


on March 2, 8-2. The Midd goals 
came from Sophomores Cammy 
King and Nancy Behnken. On 
Saturday, however, the Panthers 
wound up on the winning side of 
that 8-2 score against Colgate, 
with goals coming from senior 
Captain Mary Porter, who had a 
hat trick; freshman Sue Lyle, who 
scored two; sophomore Mimi 
Polk; senior Marion Taylor; and a 
tip-in by King off a shot by fresh¬ 
man Julie Stabler. As Porter put it, 
"everyone really put out,” in- 


Player award. 

With increased support from the 
student body, the club will receive 
varsity status within the next two 
years. With more and more ex¬ 
perienced players graduating from 
high school hockey programs, the 
team will have sufficient talent and 
depth to merit varsity status, and 
will only lack a full-time coach. 
This year's assistant coach, 
sophomore Jay Petrow, will take 
over next year to guide the club on 
to what may well be its best season 
ever.-. 


eluding freshman goalie Maggie 
Gordon, who had a superb game. 

Outgoing coaches Toby Davis 
and Andy Woolford, seniors this 
year, agreed that the team has 
improved greatly over the course 
of the season, but still needs to be 
"consistently aggressive.” Porter 
is likely to receive the Most 
Valuable Player award, not only 
for her skating but for the time and 
energy she spent organizing this 
year’s schedule, and King is slated 
to receive the Most Improved 


By STUART RICHARDS 

The women’s hockey team held 
UVM to two goals Teb. 28 as they 
succumbed, 2-0, in what Coach 
Toby Davis called "our best game 
all season.” Earlier, Middlebury 
had lost to UVM 7-1. With the end 
of the regular season, the team 
traveled to the Dartmouth 
Women’s Invitational Tour¬ 
nament this weekend. 

The Panthers played a "super 
first period” on Feb. 28, according 


BY KRIS MIX 


Geoff Sather. a senior tri-captain of the men’s basketball team, was 
unable to contribute his talents to the squad for most of last month 
due to injury. After 15 of the scheduled 22 games were played, Geoff 
developed severe back trouble and was forced to stop competing with 
the team. 

‘Tstarted getting stiffness in my lower back at Christmastime,” he 
said. "It would loosen upas the day wore on. then a few weeks later it 
wouldn't.” 

In order to play in 11 post-Christmas contests Geoff wore " a brace 

thing like a girdle and had my back taped and iced-we just went 

through the whole routine. 

"Then for the St. Mike’s game (Feb. 7) I couldn’t even bend over. 
The pain was incredible.” He was hospitalized, given pain killers and 
x-rayed. From those pictures of his spine the doctors discovered the 
nature of his unique problem. 

"There are a couple of things wrong,” Sather said. ‘‘They’re all 
birth defects. I have a disc and a half extra, but that’s fairly common. 
Most people have a sacroiliac joint (between the hip bone and the 
vertebrae near the base of the spine); I don’t. It’s just fused there. 

‘ ‘It was getting more and more irrated as I played. Basketball is hard 
on the back with all the jumping up and down on the hard floor. After 
15 or 16 years I guess it decided enough was enough. ’ ’ 

Because the condition is congenital, Geoff has had to accept it as 
most likely permanent. 

"There’s not much that can be done,” he noted. "No operation, 
no physical therepy, no muscle-easing drugs. The doc said I’ll have 
some good days and some bad. I might even be able to run some days, 
but no more basketball. 

"So,” he added, "I’m working on swimming and mv aolf game.” 

According to his own recollection Geoff has been playing basketball 

"forever. ” He lived in Greece for nine years-between the ages of 5 

and 14-and picked up the game there. At Brattleboro Union High 

School Geoff played three varsity sports, and was recruited to Mid 
dlebury primarily because of his soccer skills. 

Once he arrived, however, basketball became his favorite sport, and 
he knew he’d have to work hard to play here. He quit soccer and 
focused his attention on the winter season instead. 

He was a high jumper on Brattleboro’s track team, and one on his 
specialities was "the flop. I had to work on my back then; it got stiff 
during the spring, usually around state meet time, but it never really 
affected my performance” 

Other Middlebury basketball players with fairly healthy pasts have 
been experiencing back problems this season too, tri-captains Mark 
Mauriello ‘79 and Greg Birskv ’79 among them. 

"We’re trying to figure out wether it’s all concidence or because of 
some of the drills we do,” Sather said. "I never had any problems 
until this year. Neither did Greg or Mark.” 

One particularly taxing drill-a defensive shuffle called "foot- 

fires”-involves squatting in place and picking up each foot suc¬ 

cessively as fast as possible, and ultimately jamming each down on the 
floor again and again. 

"It’s really challenging to the legs, and your back absorbs a lot of 
that shock,” Sather commented. "Who knows if that’s the problem 
or not though; it’s just speculation.” 

It wasn’t easy to give up the game he has played for 15 years during 
his senior year as tri-captain. Geoff tried to make the withdrawal as 
painless as possible. He worked with Coach Russ Reilly and team 
physician Dr. Frank Bruch during the last week of practice in order to 
be able to put in a "token appearance” in the final game of the season 
March 1 against R.P.I. 

Instead of a brief appearance Geoff ended up playing more than half 
of the game and contributed 12 points to the Panther’s 85-75 victory. 

‘ ‘Ipaid for it the next morning, ” Sather said. "It really didn’t affect 
me during the game. I was playing on pure adrenalin. 

"After thinking that I would never play again, to come back and 
find myself in that position was quite an emotional high. ” 


The Middlebury Panthers men's 
basketball team poses at the 
conclusion of its 1978-79 season. 
Photo by Anne Cowherd 


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Skiers go for the gold in nationals 


chance of winning the alpine event 
as a team, and the women's nordic 
team should also do extremely well 
in Michigan as the altitude there is 
comparable to that of Breadloaf. 

Ord also said the men’s alpine 
team is ‘ ‘competitive with anybody 
in the country” and has a good 
chance of winning the slalom 
event. Middlebury’s men cross¬ 
country skiers will be at a disad¬ 
vantage, however, as the 
Steamboat Springs course is 7000 
feet above sea level, a difference of 
roughly 5000-5500 feet from the 
Breadloaf altitude. Nevertheless, a 
respectable finish is anticipated. 

The men’s jumping event 
should be the most difficult for 
Middlebury. 50 percent of the field 
will be Norwegian, and only the 
top 15 jumpers score points for 
their teams. Assistant Coach Tom 
Fulton said that ‘‘on a really good 
day all three (Middlebury jumpers) 
could be in the top 15.” 


Sara McNealus ’79, who is 
skiing incredibly well as is 
evidenced by her two wins in the 
Middlebury Carnival. She beat 
three ex-U.S. Team skiers in 
gaining those double victories—a 
rare occurance in itself. 

The Middlebury women’s 
nordic team includes Edie Bennett 
'82, who won the St. Lawrence 
Carnival, placed 5th at Middlebury 
and Williams and 8th at Dart¬ 
mouth. 

Kathy Connor ’82, who has 
placed consistently in the top 15 
skiers in Carnival nordic events, 
and who took ninth at Middlebury. 

Tracy Lyons ’81, a surprising 
addition to the team after coming 
to Middlebury as a February fresh¬ 
man last year who has placed 
second at St. Lawrence, third at 
Dartmouth and seventh at Mid- 


Ten Middlebury women have 
qualified to compete in the 
Association of Intercollegiate 
Athletics for Women 
Championships to be held March 
7 to 10 by virtue of their per¬ 
formances throughout the season. 

While the women are skiing in 
Marquette, Mich . 12 Middlebury 
men will be wearing the blue at the 
National Collegiate Athletic 
Association Skiing Championships 
in Steamboat Springs, Colo. 

The women will be attempting 
to regain the crown they lost last 
spring to the University of Utah, 
and the men hope to have one of 
their finest NCAA showings ever. 

Following is a listing of the 
individuals who will represent 
Middlebury and some season 
highlights. 

The men’s alpine team will be 
composed of Jeff Nichols 80, who 
won a Vermont Jr./Sr. series race 
at Stratton Mountain Jan. 6 and 
w’ho took first in the Dartmouth 
Winter Carnival slalom event. 
Nichols has trained at Stowe for 
the past few years. 

Peter "Buhba" Kenney ’79, a 
4-year team member and two-time 
All American (in 1975 and 1976) 
who his coaches call “a slalom 
ace.” 

Rich Ross ’81, whose most 
recent achievement was a second 
place finish in Middlebury’s 
Winter Carnival slalom event, and 
who also had an 8th at Dartmouth. 
He had a hot season going last year 
(first, third, seventh and eighth 
place finishes in four Carnival 
races) but broke his hand and was 
forced to stop skiing. 

Scot Reichelm ’82, a Stratton 
Mountain School graduate who 
won a Jr./Sr. series at Stowe Jan. 
14 and who has placed consistently 
among the top 1 5 skiers at Carnival 


i Hi 

The best of the best: Sara Mc¬ 
Nealus '79. Photo by John 
McLendon 


Lake Placid. 

Middlebury’s jumping squad 
will be composed of Chris Axe Ison 
’80, who trained with the U.S. 
Nordic Combined Team last fall, 
and was a top class B skier at a 
Brattleboro meet in Feb., placing 
seventh overall in a field of 80 
jumpers. Axelson took seventh 
again in the Middlebury Carnival 
jumping event at the Snow Bowl, 
and was the third-ranking 
American in that meet. 

Jamie Hutchins ’82, who is 
probably the best junior jumper in 
the east, and as such would be 
competing in the Junior National 
Championships at Squaw Valley if 
they did not conflict with the 
NCAAs. He was first in the Junior 
Class at Brattleboro and in the top 
15 there overall, and had an 18th 
place finish at Middlebury.- 

Tom Calcagni ’82, who was the 
best high school jumper in Ver¬ 
mont last year (Calcagni comes 
from Rutland) and who would also 
be competing at Squaw Valley as 
a junior if he weren’t going to the 
NCAAs. He took 10th at Dart¬ 
mouth, eighth at Williams and 
17th at Middlebury. 

The Middlebury women’s alpine 
ski team includes: Sue Long ’82, 
who won a Vermont Jr./Sr. series 
slalom at Stow'e Jan. 14 and who 
has placed among the top 10 skiers 
in Carnival meets. 

Jill First brook ’80, a transfer 
student trom Colby-Sawyer who 
has skied well for Middlebury and 
who took fourth in the Giant 
Slalom event at Dartmouth. 

Brooksie Neal ’82, who has 
placed consistently among the top 
15 skiers in Carnival races. 

Dani Shaic ‘82, w'ho placed 
highly in the UVM Carnival and 
has done extremely well in the 
Vermont Jr./Sr. series. Shaw 
places consistently among the top 

Jim Taylor ’82, w'ho won a 10 skiers in Carnival competition, 
regional FIS slalom event Jan. 12 
and took third in the Giant Slalom 
at Williams. He has also placed 
consistently among the top 10 
skiers at carnivals this season. 

The Middlebury nordic skiers 
will be led by co-captain Jim 
Goodwin ’79, svho took second in 
the UVM Carnival cross-country 
event and who also placed well in 
the Dannon series races in com¬ 
petition against U.S. Ski team 
members before the carnival began. 

Goodwin skied in the pre-Olympic 
trials at Lake Placid, N.Y. 

Other team members include 
Jim Renkert ’81, who won the 
Middlebury Carnival race and took 
second at Williams, and should 
have a strong showing at 
Steamboat Springs. 

Rick McGuire ’82, who, like 
Renkert, comes from Anchorage, 

Alaska, and who won both the St. 

Lawrence Carnival race Jan. 19 
and 20 and the Williams Carnival 
race Feb. 16 and 17. 

John Tormondson ’82, who 
captured third place at Middlebury 
and fourth at UVM, and who also 
skied in the pre-Olympic trials at 


Alice Tower '81 runs thr 
warm-up lap at Carnival 
by Peter Duncan. 


Jim Renkert '81 is Middlebury's 
brightest nordic hope in the 
NCAAs. Photo by Peter Duncan 


dleburv. 

Tara McMenamy ’82, a U.S. 
Development Team member who 
took second at Dartmouth and 
Williams and third at Middlebury, 
and who skied in the pre-Olympic 
trials at Lake Placid,. 

Alice Tower ’81, another 
Alaskan who won the Dartmouth, 
Williams, UV'M and Middlebury 
carnivals’ cross-country events. 

Both Middlebury's men’s and 
women’s alpine and nordic teams 
are among the best in the country 
and should finish well. The 
women, according to Assistant 
Coach Peter Ord, have an excellent 


Outgoing seniors and buddies Greg Birsky and Geoff Sather 
celebrate the basketball win over R.P.I. Mar. 1. Photo by Anne 
Cowherd 


Scott Reichelm '82 running the 
slalom course at Carnival. Photo 
by John McLendon 


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Foreign students: unrecognized minority 


By SARAH GAGE 

What compels a student to leave 
the shadow of Iceland’s Mount 
Hekla to find herself amidst 
Vermont's Green Mountains? 
What kind of experience do most 
foreign students have at Mid- 
dlebury and how do these students 
native countries compare withe the 
United States? These type of 
questions were recently directed to. 
Middlebury’s foreign student 
community in an investigation of 
this relatively low-profile group. 

Approximately 60 foreign 
students are currently enrolled at 
Middlebury, a third of whom are 
Canadian. While the percentage of 
foreign students does not rival that 
at Cornell University or Wellesley 
College, the number has been 
increasing in the past years. The 
three main geographical areas 
represented by the group are 
Europe, the Orient, and the 
Middle East. Many of these 
students not only share a transient 
international baekround. but 
similar views on the United States 
with their outsider's perspective. 

Not surprisingly, many 
foreigners choose to matriculate at 
Middlebury for reasons which 
parallel those of Americans. 
Marinda Liu '82. originally from 
Hong Kong, said she wanted "a 
small, coed, New England, liberal 
arts college with close proximity to 
skiing.” For many Americans, 
this list suffices, but for many 
foreigners, there are additional 
incentives to attend an American 
university. 

The most common reason for 
attending college in the United 
States is both the nature of the total 
college experience in America and 
the liberal arts approach of 
American universities. Most 
foreign colleges are based on the 
English system, in which a career 
choice must be made by the 
conclusion of secondary school and 
where competition for admission is 
great. 

Gambia, a small nation near the 
western tip of Africa, according to 
Musa Nasso 81, has a highly 
competitive series of exams which 
must be passed by college-bound 
students at the end of their fifth and 
sixth forms. Interestingly. Gambia 
tends all of its academically elite 
students abroad, since domestically 
there is only a teachers' college. 

Charlotte Rauwenhoff '82, from 
the Netherlands, explained that 
she wanted to be certain of her 
suspected interest in psychology 
before making her important 
college commitment. Rauwenhoff 
made the point that most European 
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colleges without specialized 
campuses. In order to participate in 
an activity such as extracurricular 
sports, one must join a specific 
club in Holland. Charlotte also 
enjoys the spontaneity and 
closeness which dorm life fosters, 
commenting that ‘‘there is never a 
dull moment.’’ 

Students such as Malik Mufti 
'81 from Jordan, and Hve Kyung 
Whang '81 from South Korea, 
cited the internal political tur¬ 
bulence as a compelling reason to 
seek an education in a more stable 
environment. 

Finally, the desire to experience 
another culture rather than to take 
the role of a passive tourist was 
cited as an important impetus. The 


acquisition of a different per¬ 
spective, regarding themselves and 
their countries was another desire 
many expressed. David Jarkoni 
'81. who is from Israel, said that 
the presence of foreigners is 
"beneficial for the American 
students as well.” 

In assessing the nature of 
American society, many foreign 
students spoke of their stereotyped 
ideas which were quickly dispelled. 

Dutch freshman Ingeborg 
Hazewinkel's prior contact with 
Americans consisted of someone 
who ‘‘had a fat stomach, wore 
brightly colored pants, a baseball 
hat, chewed gum, and perpetually 
asked 'how are you?’.” 

Indeed, the more relaxed life 
style of Americans shocked Mufti, 
who expected to wear a coat and tie 
to classes. The size of the United 
States as a nation and its unoc¬ 
cupied spaces particularly pleased 
city-bred Madoka Etoh '82 of 
Japan. 

In terms of adjusment dif¬ 
ficulties, language was most 
problematic in the initial months. 
For Nasso and Iranian Marjan 
Khoyi "81, the proverbial 
‘‘culture shock” existed, as Nasso 
found the chemically processed 
American foods very different from 
the Gambian fresh fruits and meat. 

Many differences exist between 
the United States and the countries 
represented here. Many students 
affirmed the traditional world 
conception that American society 
is one in which the individual and 
the satiation of his desires is 


'stressed. Accordingly, many 
foreign students were shocked by 
the apparent superficial nature of 
people. Though the emphasis on 
the individual was always 
discussed, its value as a positive 
social trait is very often dubious. 

Family unity is a common topic 
of discussion. For Jarkoni and 
Khoyi, the family is the central 
social unit which demands the 
attention of each member. This 
unity, is, very much in contrast to 
the more fragmented American 
family. 

The emerging equality of 
women was another social topic 
discussed, and the students’ 
consensus was that the United 
States’ emphasis on ‘‘women’s 
lib” is the strongest. In Jordan, 
women do not have as much 
‘‘vocal representation” as they 
find here. In South Korea, women 
do not occupy high positimns 
because of the treditional structure 
of society. In Israel, however, 
women are on a parity with men, 
due to a cumpulsory military 
service which unites them in jobs 
as well as in a sense of common 
purpose. 

All of these students come from 
nations whose political 
organization and dominating 
political parties is significantly 
different from the U.S. system. 
Countries such as Gambia, the 
Netherlands, and Israel are based 
on the English parliamentary 
system. Iceland, in particular, had 
a different emphasis than that of 
the United States, because of the 


Communist-Socialist coalition 
which is quite strong. Govern¬ 
ment regulation of industry is very 
active, according to Katrin Holton 
’82. From a foreign perspective, 
the United States is resented for 
corporate intervention in Japan 
and Iran, but is seen as the 
“promised land” by Icelanders 
and Gambians. 

Each foreign student asserted 
that they were happy with their 
overall experience at Middlebury 
College. They find that they can 
preserve their uniqueness, and still 
fit in with other Americans. Most 
of the foreigners felt that there 
were people to whom they could 
turn in case of any difficulties in 
adjusting. 

Erica Wonacott, dean of 
students, stated that she “feels 
badly that more was not done for 
them.” 

About half of these students 
would like to see both more 
foreign students here and the 
development of a formal student 
organization. Such a group did 
exist in the past, according to 
Charles Brakeley, foreign student 
advisor, but the small number of 
students and the fact that all they 
have in common is that “they are 
strangers in an American 
university” always has hindered 
any lasting organization. The 
s tuden ts' collective, positive 
encounter with Middlebury was 
best summarized by Whang, “To 
make Americans aware of foreign 
countries and to have good friends 
is more than I can ask.” 


Moscow accepts ten Midd students 


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By ANDREW PURVIS 

In the Spring of 1977. the 
Ministry of Education in Moscow, 
following negotiations by mail and 
by personal interview, granted Dr. 
Robert L. Baker, chairman of 
Middlebury's Russian department, 
permission to organize a language 
program in their capital. Dr. 
Baker's initiative resulted in the 
introduction of the 'Moscow 
semester' in the Fall, 1977. Each 
term, 10 Russian department 
students from Middlebury College 
have an opportunity to participate 
in a society, that, for so many of 
their contemporaries studying 
elsewhere in the United States, 
must be experienced secondhand: 
in a textbook or on a screen. 

The Pushkin Institute in 
Moscow, under whose auspices the 
Middlebury program was fostered, 
opened three years ago. Before this 
opportunity arose, six Mid*- 
1 dlebury students had attended 
the American Council of 
Teachers of Russian, a program 
initiated in 1975. The unqualified 
'success of these students engen¬ 


dered concrete respect for Mid¬ 
dlebury’s Russian department in 
the ranks of the Ministry of 
Education. Baker, one of the most 
revered in his field, thus received 
the Ministry’s authorization to 
organize the uniquely exclusive 
Middlebury program. 

Last fall. 10 students, all having 
completed a third-year Russian 
course at Middlebury, flew to 
Moscow, immediately realizing 
every language student's ex¬ 
pectation: cultural immersion. The 
students’ motivations varied 
considerably. Melissa Anderson 
80. and Melanie Hession "79. 
both cited practical considerations 
of diplomacy and international 
commerce respectively. Reggy Rice 
79, and Neil Brisson '80, on the 
other hand , attributed their 
decisions to a “wonder-lust” or an 
interest in the exotic. None of 
these students, however, counted 
on the ‘“Moscow semester” when 
they enrolled in the Russian 
department. 

Tuition, living quarters, meal 
and transportation allowance, and 
various tours organized by the 
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courses in every aspect of the 
spoken language, one in literature, 
and a cultural survey course. 
Because the Institute did not have 
sufficient student lodging, the 
Ministry provided rooms in a 
hotel, roughly one hour by public 
transport from the classes. An¬ 
derson described the walls of her 
abode as “pinkish purple” and a 
little too close together for three 
people to live in for as many 
months. 

The students could eat where 
they pleased; either buying their 
food at a scantily stocked govern 
ment food store, or sitting down at 
a student cafeteria if time allowed. 
Although the cafeteria food was 
very cheap, as Baker said, 

‘ ‘comparedtoit, Middlebury food is 
fit for the gods.” 

On Thursdays of the six-day 
academic week, excursions to 
museums, monasteries, or 
exemplary primary and secondary 
schools were conducted by the 
Institute. Hession appreciated a 
visit to a kindergarten. She was 
fascinated by the portrayal of Lenin 
as a “jolly uncle” figure. This 
image, couched in the playful 
sincerity of children’s song and 
game, encouraged her to ask the 
professor, rather tentatively, 
when they began their ideological 
indoctrination. The reply was 
frank,“Right from the start! 
(trans. !) . 

When then considered with the 
teachers’ wholly non-derogatory 
interpretation of “indoctrination, ” 
the answer was typical of the 
sincerity which she perceived in 
many of her Muscovite 
acquaintances. 

Although the Middlebury group 
was not permitted outside the 
Moscow city limits by itself, 
several weekend trips sent them to 
Kiev, Vladimir, Leningrad and 
Novgrf. The Pushkin Institute 
conducted these tou.s, but ap¬ 
parently time was the only 


significant restriction on their 
wanderings in the towns. 

The Middlebury students 
found numerous non-academic 
means of diversion. Anderson 
smiled at the recollection of an 
awkward incident five days after 
their arrival. She and two friends, 
not altogether unwillingly, had 
been whisked off to the apartment 
of four accomodating young 
Soviets. Ushered into the living 
room, they were then politely 
asked to undress. The direct 
translation left the already slightly 
suspicious Middlebury girls 
quietly petrified. Relief came with a 
stilted smile and a shifty glance, 
when they discovered that the 
request was a colloquialism 
refering only to their coats! For 
Anderson, this unpropitious 
introduction led to a close friend 
ship with one of the (our. Not 
entirely confident in her grasp of 
the language, she found chatting 
with a familiar person enormously 
helpful in mitigating the otherwise 
intimidating force of a new 
language and culture. 

The semester proved not only 
fascinating in cultural aspect, 
temporarily satiating the ‘ ‘wonder- 
lust”, but also practically in¬ 
structive with regard to intended 
careers. Anderson’s diplomatic 
aspirations, for example, were 
cooled, with the thought of living 
in the restrictive, isolated 
diplomatic communities in 
Moscow. Brisson found the 
possibility of future employment 
with International Harvester, an 
organization well-suited to his 
extensive farming experience. 

“The Pushkin Institute is still 
young,” noted Baker, “it is open 
to criticism and the program is 
improving as a result.” If numbers 
indicate some degree of popularity, 
the Russian department’s 
reputation is improving: 

22 majors in the 1976-77 school 
year and 34 Russian majors this 
year. 



Page 18 T he Middleburv Campus _ March 7, 1979 

Hayward, Maguire appeal tenure decisions 


Junior faculty members question which qualifications 
are needed to secure reappointment and tenure. 

Wheeler commented. He 


By WENDY BASSETT 

The recent tenure and reap 
pointment decisions were not 
greeted with equanimity by all 
those involved. Faculty members 
and students have questioned not 
just the reappointment decisions 
concerning individual cases, but 
the process itself. Two teachers 
who have been denied reap¬ 
pointment. Susan Hayward and 
Karen Maguire, feel so strongly 
about their cases that they are 
appealing thtir decisions to the 
Appeals Committee. 

Maguire, instructor of French 
came to Middleburv after teaching 
for a year at Bowdoin College in 
Maine. This year she was up for 
her four-year review, and she was 
not reappointed. She said that the 
decision did not come as a great 
surprise to her. She said, however, 
that the fact that she did not 
receive a one-year terminal 
reappointment, an established 
practice when a faculty member 
does not pass the three- and four- 
year review, was a rude shock. 

Hayward, assistant professor of 
French, has five years of prior 
service at Simmons College in 
Boston. She was due for a review 
for tenure after teaching at 
Middlebury for three years. “I 
considered myself a very strong 
candidate,” Hayward said. Not 
given tenure, she received a one- 
year terminal reappointment. 

Hayward and Maguire are 
appealing their decisions on 
procedural grounds. Their major 
complaint is that the College 
Handbook, their only guideline to 
the reappointment and tenure 
process, is not clear as to the rules 
and regulations regarding this 
process. 

“Statements must be clarified,” 
stated Hayward. She pointed out 
that only one short paragraph 
appearing on page 5 in the 
Handbook , describes the 
qualifications which the College 
seeks when considering a faculty 
member tor a tenured position. 
This paragraph, Hayward con¬ 
tinued, is very vague. Hugh 
Wheeler, assistant professor of 
political science, who was given a 
one-year terminal reappointment, 
agrees with Hayward and Maguire 
that the rules regarding reap¬ 
pointment should be more clearly 
defined. “The rules state that if 
you do such and such you can stay. 
This is simply not true.” 

Wheeler pointed out that, 
obviously, the College is not 
financially equipped to tenure 
every faculty member. “Everyone 
probably understands the name of 
the game,” Wheeler said, “But 
President Olin Robison’s 
statement ‘Tenure will be the 
exception rather than the rule,’ is 
not sufficiently stressed.” 

Not only are the rules and 
regulations unclear, said Maguire, 
but when a faculty member is 
denied reappointment he is never 
told by either the Committee on 
Reappointment or the ad¬ 
ministration on what basis the 
decision was made. Maguire and 
Wheeler concurred on the com¬ 
plaint that no information is made 
available to the faculty members. 

Hayward pointed out that at 
other colleges (i.e. state univer¬ 
sities in Massachusetts and 
Simmons College) a candidate for 
reappointment is informed of his 
status as each step of the process. 
“At Middlebury, the candidate is 
not told anything at all until the 
final decision has been made,” 
Hayward said. 


It seems to these three that 
campus politics and connections 
also play an important role in the 
reappointment process. Older 
faculty, they said, have an image of 
the Middlebury-tvpe person, and 
those who are reappointed or 
granted tenure tend too fit that 
mold. “I don't condemn it." 


By JAMIE MARX 

Controversy arising from tenure 
decisions are not unique to 
Middlebury College. Newspapers 
from other eastern colleges are 
flooded with articles on tenure, 
many emphasizing the student role 
in the process. 

An article from the Vermont 
Cynic (University of Vermont’s 
weekly paper) read, “Why 
wouldn’t an active interest in 
instructing students be the primary 
consideration of evaluating a 
professor’s performance? Are 
students at this university here to 
receive an education, or are we just 
a cog in the clockworks of im¬ 
proving UVM’s academic stature? 
What are we receiving for our 
overinflated tuitions anyway?” 

Cynic contributing editor Helen 
Pelzman was responding to the 
refusal to grant tenure to a 
sociology professor who is an 
admitted Marxist. In describing the 
argument for tenure, Pelzman 
stated, “Tenure is a necessary tool 
to attract people to lower paying 
faculty jobs by providing them with 
the job security which tenure 
implies.” 

Many UVM students, however, 
have said that student input should 
be more than just a nicety supplied 
by the administration which has 
little or no effect on the process. 

The Wesleyan Argus also has 
been bustling with tenure articles. 
At Wesleyan, students have no say 
at all in the review process except 
for serving in a useless advisory 
function. Administration 
heads at Wesleyan have said they 


recognizes the need to have a 
congenial faculty at a small school 
such as Middlebury. The extent to 
which such factors play a role in 
the reappointment procedure 
remains undetermined, but 
Maguire and Hayward said they 
hope their appeals will force a 


feel that students do not have the 
foresight to make tenure decisions. 
Students are only there for four 
years, the argument runs, and a 
grant of tenure can keep a professor 
at the school for 35 years. 

Administrators also note that 
students can only evaluate the 
teaching ability of a professor. 
Because other outside factors 
should contribute to the decision, 
they say, student involvement in 
the process is limited. 

The Bowdoin Orient described a 
different tenure problem at 
Bowdoin College. The college’s 
president, Willard Enteman, 
recently outlined a plan to impose 
limitations on the number of 
tenured positions available in each 
department. 

His plan also calls for the in¬ 
stitution of tenured faculty veto 
power in the tenure process. These 
reform plans have led to much 
unrest in the ranks of junior faculty 
members because they fear that 
blackballing by senior members 
may ensue. 

Assistant Professor Peter 
Gattschall said that the proposal 
resembled a “blackball system,” 
and he expressed concern over the 
situation which “...prizes 
academic freedom so highly for its 
senior faculty but doesn’t 
guarantee the same freedom to 
junior faculty.” Gattschalls added 
that he felt some sort of a student 
questionnaire might prove useful. 

The newspapers of these three 
schools reflect an increasing unrest 
among junior faculty members 
employed by the colleges, as well 
as in student ranks. 


reexamination of the process and 
basis on which reappointment 
and tenure decisions are made. 

In planning for the future, 
Wheeler is looking for a job outside 
the teaching profession—perhaps in 
the Federal government. If the 
appeals are not decided favorably 


for Hayward and Maguire, both 
state that they will not continue 
teaching, at least not in the United 
States. 

“I don’t think I could go 
through another grueling tenure 
decision,” Hayward commented. 
She said that she is thinking of 
going back to England. There, she 
said, “One is appointed dif¬ 
ferently—at least tenure is not an 
issue.” Maguire said she is unsure 
of her plans and is considering law 
school as one of her options. 


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Center studies polar regions 


By ROB HIGGINS 


teaches at both places. Financially, 
the center is independent. 

The Northern Studies major 
consists of the introductory course, 
several lower level biology courses, 
a fall semester-in-residence at the 
center itself, and a concentration in 
one of the other physical sciences 
(biology, geology, or chemistry). 
The idea behind the concentration 
in another science is to see that the 
Northern Studies major does not 
cut off the student from other 
graduate school possibilities. A 
thesis is required for the major, 
and it usually deals with some 
aspect of Northern Studies as it 
relates to the concentration. 

The semester in residence at 
Wolcott is usually completed in the 
fall of the junior year. 
Any Middlebury student is 
eligible, but because places are 
limited, preference is given to 
Northern Studies majors. There 
presently is room in the program 
for 14 students and there were 12 
students from Middlebury at the 
center this year. All of them are 
Northern Studies majors. 

The semester begins with a week 
field trip to some region in the 
Arctic Circle for two and a half 
weeks. This year the students went 
to Newfoundland. 

When they return to Wolcott, 
students are assigned regular 
courses, three major and two half- 
courses. These classes deal with 
different aspects of the study of the 
north. There is a course in field 
ecology techniques (Boreal forest 
and tundra ecosystems), a course 


which deals with the geological and 
historical aspects of the polar 
region, and a seminar entitled 
“Problems in Modern Polar 
Research and Development.’’ The 
2 half courses are entitled “Man in 
the North” and “Polar Biota.” 

The educational end of the 
center began when CNS and 
Middlebury combined efforts to 
create an educational program in 
1977. Before this, the center 
primarily dealt with research of 
polar environments. There are 
some non-Middlebury students 
who study at the center, as well as 
several students from the College 
of the Atlantic in Maine who were 
at the center for Winter Term this 
year. However, most of the 
students are from Middlebury 
because of the ' ties with the 
College. 

One other course which is 
required for the major is a Win¬ 
ter Term course in winter 
ecology. “Most tundra studies are 
done in the summer, the three 
months of the year when research 
is feasible, ” said Young, “and the 
Winter Term course allows us to 
teach the winter aspects.” 

Young said he hopes to be able 
to make the facilities just a bit 
bigger and more suited to research. 
He would like to have about 20 
students at the center, thus making 
the program financially sound, but 
allowing the present low faculty- 
student ratio to remain. 

CNS and Middlebury have 


The program in Northern 
Studies is something you’ve 
certainly heard about from the 
150 students who take the in¬ 
troductory course, “Introduction 
to the Polar Environment,” each 
spring. Few people, however, 
know much more about Northern 
Studies, an interdisciplinary major 
which many colleges do not offer. 

The Northern Studies Program, 
a cooperative effort betsveen 
Middlebury College and the Center 
for Northern Studies (CNS) in 
Wolcott, Y't., has been an option 
for Middlebury students since 
1977. The center itself was 
founded in 1972 by Dr. Steve 
Young, an adjunct professor of 
biology here in addition to his 
duties as director of the center. 

The center is located in Wolcott, 
70 miles northeast of Middlebury, 
for several reasons, according to 
Young. “We have what is roughly 
a polar environment here in the 
north-northeast,” he explained, 
“and much of the information we 
can find here is applicable to polar 
regions.” He added that the 
location is an economic con¬ 
venience; it simply would be too 
expensive to locate the center in a 
place such as Alaska because that 
state is so remote. 

Although the center is a 
cooperative venture between the 
center i tself and the college, it is an 
independent and autonomous 
research center. Its only real tie 
with the College is Young, who 


Steve Young, professor of Northern Studies, speaks out on the 
Alaskan Wilderness. (Photo by John McLendon). 


submitted a proposal to CAUSE, 
the program for comprehensive 
assistance to undergraduate 
scientific effort, for money which 
would allow permanent funding for 
the staff, provide for additional 
equipment and library supplies, 
and perhaps allow for some 
building expansion. 

Young's own background in the 
field of Northern Studies and polar 
research is extensive. He is a 
Middlebury graduate with a 
masters from the University of 
Alaska and a Harvard doctorate 
degree. Young has been involved 
in determining the future of much 
of the Alaskan wilderness. 


In addition, he conducted much 
professional research on his own as 
well as running the center. He also 
had some say in the recent federal 
acquisition of the Alaska lands, 
which total about 90 million acres 
of land, or about 23%>f the total 
land area of Alaska. (See related 
article.) 

Student reactions to the 
semester in residence reflect a 
similar opinion of the program: 
they work a lot, and they work 
hard, but the overall experience is 
a positive one. One of the students 
said, “We wouldn’t have it any 
other way. It was one of the best 
experiences I’ve ever had.” 


Alaska explored in Young lecture 

By JOHN MCLENDON 


subsistence lifestyle. 

Under the Alaska Statehood 
Act, the state was granted the 
right to select 104 million acres of 
the public domain (about the si/.e of 
California). State leaders were not 
sure which areas to select because 
much of the land was still unex 
plored. So they encouraged ex¬ 
ploration. By the mid-1960's, vast 
oil and natural gas reserves had 
been discoverdd on the North 
Slope at Prudhoe Bay. The state 
quickly selected that area for 
expkiration. It also selected other 
areas that seemed promising for 
mineral, recreational, or industrial 
development. 

By 1970, however, further 
selections had been frozen by the 
federal government. People had 
realized that the native population 
had certain aboriginal rights to the 
land. This concern led to the 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement 
Act of 1971. which granted native 
corporations 44 million acres on 
which they could live and support 
themselves. 

Another provision of the 1971 

IR 


Act, Section 17 d-2, directed 
the Secretary of Interior to 
recommend additions to the 
national park, forest, wildlife 
refuge, and wild and scenic river 
systems from the remaining public 
domain. Congress was to act on 
th esc recommendations by the end 
of 1978, at which time state 
selection could resume. 

Conservationists urged that 
slightly over 100 million acres be 
included in a d 2 Lands Bill. They 
called lor protection of much of 
that land under the National 
Wilderness Preservation System. 
These areas, within various 
national parks, forests and wildlife 
refuges, would be afforded 
maximum protection from the 
intrusions of modern society 
forever. 

During 1978. the House of 
Represen tatives passed a strong d-2 
bill including nearly 120 million 
acres. In the Senate, however, the 
bill faltered. The two Alaska 
senators, Ted Stevens and Mike 
Gravell, who represent pro¬ 
development interests, used 
various tactics to delay action until 
time ran out. 

President Jimmy Carter then 
invoked the Antiquities Act of 
1906 to protect 56 nmillion acres 
by creating 17 national 
monuments, an executive 
proclamation that can only be 
repealed by an act of Congress. He 
also directed the Secretary of 
Interior to give administrative 
protection to another 40 million 
acres by creating National Wildlife 
Refuges. 

This year, both houses of 
Congress are considering bills 
w'hich will determine the ultimate 
level of protection and give 
directives for management of these 
various d-2 lands. Vermont 
Republican Representative James 
Jeffords and Democratic Senator 
Patrick Leahy have co-sponsored 

conservation-oriented bills. 

Republican Senator Robert Stafford 
has not. 


Much has been heard of late 
about Alaska being America’s last 
frontier. Many Americans, 
however, may not be aware of 
some recent events concerning the 
future of that frontier. Last 
Tuesday afternoon, at the weekly 
Northern Studies Seminar, Steve 
Young, director of the Center for 
Northern Studies and adjunct 
professor of biology, spoke on the 
history and future prospects of the 
Alaska wilderness. 

In 1958, w’hen Alaska was 
granted statehood, there was little 
evidence that this extensive 
wilderness of nearly 400 million 
acres would soon be at the center of 
national attention. The economic 
booms based on gold and copper 
mining and salmon canning had 
come and gone. A few 
businessmen remained in An¬ 
chorage and Fairbanks, while the 
vast countryside was largely 
uninhabited, except for some 
remaining pioneers and a w'idely 
scattered native population living a 


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March 7, 1979 


Announcements 


Nepal trip offered 
for fall semester 


Pianist, violinist 
in concert tomorrow 

The Music Department will 
present Robert Eshbach, violin, 
and Donald Enos, piano, in its 
Thursday Series Concert March 8. 
The event, which will take place in 
Mead Chapel at 4:15 p.m., is free 
and open to all. 

Eshbach is an honors graduate of 
Yale College, and also studied at 
the Vienna Conservatory in 
Austria and at the New England 
Conservatory of Music, where he 
received a master’s degree in music 
(violin). Eshbach has performed in 
more than 30 states, as w'ell as in 
Austria. Italy, Switzerland and 
France. He currently is chairman 
of the string department and 
conductor of the string orchestra at 
the New England Conservatory 
Preparatory School. 

Enos . pianist, is a native of Cape 
Cod, and now resides in Brewster, 
Massachusetts. He received 
bachelor's and master’s degrees in 
music in applied piano from the 
New' England Conservatory. For 
three summers he w r as a principla 
member of the Strawberry Banke 
Chamber Music Festival in 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 

Enos is founder and director of 
the Meeting House Chamber 
Ensemble of Orleans, 
Massachusetts. 

Brazilian fest to be 
weekend of fun 

AFRO-BRAZILIAN 
WEEKEND! 

March 9-10 

Missed the Mardi Gras? 

Come join the Brazilian carnival. 

Film - sambas - Latin fun 

Fri. 4 :15 p.m.: “Afro-Brazilian 
elements in ‘Black Orpheus”’ a 
lecture by David George in 
Coltrane Lounge. 

Sat. 7 and 9:30 p.m.: Film - 
“Black Orpheus,” a Brazilian 
classic. Soundtrack by Antonio 
Carlos Jobim. 

Sat. 9:30: Afro Brazilian 
Carnival masquerade (Mardi-Gras 
costumes required) Ross Lounge 
SI admission. Exotic food and 
drinks included. 

Hume to be subject 
of Nuovo speech 

Victor Nuovo, professor of 
philosophy, will speak on “In 
Praise of David Hume’ ’4:15 p.m. 
this afternoon in the Abernethy 
Roomof Starr Library. The event is 
free and public. 

Nuovo, who is the chairman of 
the division of humanities, has 
been awarded National En¬ 
dowment on the Humanities and 
Ford Foundation grants. He has 
published extensively on topics 
concerning Paul Tillich and David 
Hume and has translated two of 
Tillich’s works for the Bucknell 
University Press. 

A graduate of Columbia 
University, Nuovo has taught at 
Middlebury since 1962^ 

ETY May auction 
needs volunteers 

Vermont ETV’s Fifth Annual 
Great TV Auction will be held this 
coming May. It is the most colorful 
and exciting fundraising event of 
the year and it’s all done by 
volunteers. If you would like to be 
involved in this year’s efforts for 
ETV, please contact Pat Boera at 
die Middlebury Inn (388-4961). 



The Joffrey II Dancers perform "Continuo," one of the ballets to be seen here March 13. See related story 
below. (Photo by Jack Mitchell). 


Anyone interested in going to 
NEPAL next Fall for non-academic 
reasons should contact Wiz 
Wiswall at Weybriddge House, 
phone 8-9496. Basic spoken 
Nepali will be taught prior to 
departure and information will be 
available for the necessary visas, 
shots, reservations, and travel 
plans — all for the price of a round- 
trip air ticket from New York City, 
about $900. 


Classifieds 


Dear BS: 1 will jump out of your 
cake if you dance at my party—JJ 


CONTACr LENS WEARERS. 
Save on brand name hard or soft 
lens supplies. Send for free 
illustrated catalog. Contact Lens 
Supplies, Box 7453, Phoenix, 
Arizona 85011 


LOST : Omega watch Saturday, 
Feb. 24 at Winter Carnival Ice 
Show. $25 Reward. Please contact 
A.S. at 8-9414 or Box 3299. 


Assistant chairpersons, go-getters, 
volunteers to answer phones, etc. 
are needed. 

Poster art needed 
for Bluegrass Fest 

Someone is needed to design the 
poster announcing this year’s Folk 
and Bluegrass Festival. If interested 
contact Mike Harris, Box 2540, 
Voter E 210. 

Joffrey II dancers 
perform March 13 

The Middlebury College 
Concert Series will present the 
Joffrey II Dance Company on 
March 13. at 8:15 p.m. in Wright 
Memorial Theater. Admission is 
$5 or by series ticket. Tickets are 
available at the Wright Theater 
Box Office (388-2665). Concert 
Series Ticket holders must pick up 
individual tickets for this per¬ 
formance at the Box Office by 5 
p.m. March 12. Series Tickets 
presented at the door will not allow 
admission. 

The Joffrey II Company, ac¬ 
claimed throughout North 
America by critics and audiences 
alike, has been called by Mr. Clive 
Barnes of the New York Times, 
“The best small classic ballet 
company in the country.” The 12 
young professional dancers of the 
company participate in a unique 
program designed to give them the 
artistic and performing experience 
to prepare them to move quickly to 
soloist roles in the Joffrey I and 
other great ballet companies of the 
world. The dancers range in age 
from 16 to 20 years, remaining in 
the company from one to two and 
occasionally three years. 

The dance company will be 
conducting a masterclass at the 
advanced level, on March 13. 2:30 
to 4 p.m, at the College’s Mc¬ 
Cullough Dance Studio in Mc¬ 
Cullough Gym. Experienced 
dancers are welcome to attend, and 
the public is invited to observe the 
class. 

Brandon Court needs 
‘guardians ad litem’ 

The Brandon District Court is 
looking for students who are 
willing to act as guardian ad litems 


for students at the Brandon 
Training School when they have 
court hearings. No qualifications 
are necessary. A guardian ad litems 
would visit the student, look over 
his or her records, talk to the 
lawyer representing the student 
and be present at the hearing. The 
purpose is to have one more person 
at the hearing to speak for the 
student’s best interests. There is 
no responsibility after the hearing. 

If you are interested, please contact 
Nancy Richardson, Box C2868, 
388-4820. 

Student teachers 
must apply soon 

All students planning to do 
student teaching during Fall 
semester, 1979-80: Please pickup 
applications in Teacher Education 
Office, Munroe 122 soon. These 
must be submitted by March 16. 

Times Military writer 
to discuss Middle East 

Drew Middleton, New York 
Times military correspondent on 
th Middle East, will speak on the 
situation in that area March 10 at 
4:15 p.m. in Proctor Lounge 

Deadline for 
off campus living 

All students interested in living 
off campus next year should see 
Annie Cappuccino, in the Dean of 
Students Office, as soon as 
possible. The deadline for ap¬ 
plications is Friday, March 16. 

Beam to discuss 
medical school 

Woodrow Wilson Fellow 
Alexander Bearn will lead a 
discussion on Medical School 
requirements and programs 
tomorrow, March 8, from 2 to 
4p.m. The discussion is open to all 
students, and those interested 
should sign up at the Adirondack 
House. 

Bearn will wrap up his week- 
long stay here at Middlebury 
immediately after this discussion 
with a seminar on “The Use of 
Cell Culture in the Investigation of 


Inherited Disease.” The lecture 
will take place in the Science 
Center, room 117. 

Times subscriptions 
now being taken 

Subscriptions for the New York 
Times&re now being taken by 
Corinne Corrigan, Box 3363. 
Price per week is 
k 65<tfor weekdays and $1.10 for 
Sunday edition. There is also a NY 
Times machine next to the info 
desk at Proctor that will be filled. 

Reminder — DO NOT TOUCH 
any newspapers that you see on 
campus that aren’t yours. 

Designs needed 
for SDU mural 

ON THE WALL! (In the 
Bandroom) 

So you saw the Sistine Chapel 
and think you could do it better? 
Anyone interested may submit a 
design for a Bandroom mural (SDU 
A. Grotto). Contact Wendy 
Wright, Box 2996, 8-7855 for 
details. 

Applications due 
for Directors, JC’s 

A reminder to all student:, 
applying to be House Directors or 
Junior Counselors: Applications 
must be returned to the Dean of 
Students Office by Fridav, March 
9. 


To whomever found my gold 
Carvelle watch in the vicinity of 
Proctor, I would like to thank you 
for taking such good care of it and 
would appreciate its return. $15 
reward! Great sentimental value! 
Box 2516. 


HELP!, I’m still alive; please 
rescue. Love, Little Martha. 


Wanted: the use of a car bet¬ 
ween March 23 and April 9. Fees 
negotiable. Please contact Monika 
Phial at Forest East 8-6120 or at 
box 3820. 


Repairs to jackets, packs, and 
other clothing. Repairs and 
overhaul of bicycles. Careful, 
competent work at low rates. 
Contact Steve Martel. Box 3133. 
Chateau 211, 388-9318. 


Wanted: 1 old touring model of 
“Elite” wooden cross-country ski. 
or similar ski, 200 cm. long. 
Contact Steve Martel. Box 3133. 
Chateau 211, 388-9318. 


Reward of $200.00 offered for 
return of long black coat. Contact 
Betsy Bryan, box 2231. Stewart 
421, 8-9357 or return to 

Proctor Info. 


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order. Send copy to the 
Campus office or Box c-2198 
by 5pm Saturday.